The Atlanta Falcons appear to have lost another offensive lineman but this time not to retirement. Right tackle Tyson Clabo has been cut by the Atlanta Falcons. Clabo has been a reliable option for the Falcons since his arrival in 2006. He had made 101starts over his 7 year tenure, not missing a start in the last five. Tyson Clabo was selected as a pro bowler in 2010 season.
Based on his performance it is hard to believe this has anything to do with his abilities. The Falcons currently have $2.4 million in cap space, not including the $4.5 million number Clabo was supposed to make. This appears to be a move to clear some cap in order to sign Quarterback Matt Ryan to a long term deal or make one more significant move in free agency. This does put the Falcons in a bit of a jam now trying to fill the open hole in the right side of the line. The front office will most likely try to fill this need with a cheaper option in free agency, a later round pick in the draft or even try and bring Tyson in for much less then the $4.5 million price tag.
Tyson Clabo should not find problem finding suitors for his services. Teams like the Dolphins, Eagles and Cowboys are all in need of a reliable offensive line presence. It is hard to understand moves like these especially when the Falcons offensive line has proven to be a weakness, but the front office here in Atlanta always seems to have a plan.