Dec 9, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Atlanta Falcons tackle Tyson Clabo (77) come off the field in the fourth quarter. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 30-20 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons to Release Tyson Clabo


The Atlanta Falcons are set to release starting right tackle Tyson Clabo and create a void along their offensive line. Clabo was a very experienced starter for the team with his 101 starts over seven years in Atlanta. He became the team’s starter as soon as he joined the Falcons in 2006. Now that he is gone, they will need to find a way to replace his production and experience.

Clabo’s agent announced the news on Twitter.

Clabo was set to make  $4.5 million in 2013 and his release was likely a result of the team looking to free up more cap room so they can lock up quarterback Matt Ryan to a long-term contract.

With Clabo now on the open market, his phone should start ringing with the number of tackle needy teams that could benefit from adding an experienced right tackle to the mix. The Dolphins, Texans and Chiefs could all be potential suitors.

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