Like Ben Jones, former Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Ted Larsen has NFL experience playing all three interior offensive line positions. He’s been on two teams in his six years in the league. Larsen played in 60 games, starting in 31 of them for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2010 to 2013.
He’s spent the last two seasons playing for Bruce Arians in Glendale for the Arizona Cardinals, starting in all 26 games Larsen has played in the last two season. At 6’2, 307 pounds, Larsen will begin his seventh NFL season at the age of 29 with several more years of highly productive football in the tank.
Playing for one of the most brilliant offensive minds in the game in Bruce Arians the last few years could help Larsen’s stock as he hits free agency. The Atlanta Falcons could find Ted Larsen useful for several reasons, as he is familiar with the NFC South and wide receivers coach Raheem Morris from their time together in Tampa Bay.
He could bring with him some of the traits of playing for a NFC behemoth in Arizona to an Atlanta Falcons team that hasn’t made the NFC Playoffs in three years. His ability to play multiple spots could have intrigue for both head coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. If he has his health, Ted Larsen could help fill either guard spot in 2016 with the Atlanta Falcons if they choose to pursue him in free agency.
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