Atlanta Falcons announce free agent signings

atlanta falconsRelease from the Atlanta Falcons:

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with three-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack.

“We knew we needed to add an established presence along our offensive line,” said general manager Thomas Dimitroff. “Alex is a three-time pro bowler and is an ideal scheme fit for our offense. We understand the importance of solidifying the center position and we have been able to do that today. We are pleased to be able to add Alex to our roster and believe he will be an anchor to our line.”

Mack, 6-4, 311 pounds was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (21st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of California. He has started all 101 games he’s played in. During his rookie season, Mack became the fifth rookie to start all 16 games at center, and helped his team record four consecutive games with more than 160 rushing yards.

The Falcons have also acquired quarterback Matt Schaub, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Atlanta has resigned defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn and Derrick Shelby.

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