The soon-to-be 26 year old former Giant and Ram adds beef and power to a line that could use improvement."The Falcons promised to make the trenches a priority Youth Andy Levitre Jersey , and they’re reportedly going to follow through on it tomorrow when free agency officially opens. Jamon Brown is an Atlanta Falcon, per multiple reports. The team confirmed the move after free agency officially kicked off on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET. The Brown signing, if it’s finalized tomorrow, comes as a relative surprise, because other names had been linked more strongly to Atlanta and Brown’s size (he’s listed at 340 pounds) makes him somewhat of an atypical fit in this team’s wide zone blocking scheme. Brown has transitioned to guard after playing tackle in college, but we’ll have to see where the team announces him when they make this signing official. He started 16 games and graded out quite well in 2017 at right guard, and he started eight games at guard for the Giants last season.Brown’s appeal to the Falcons is two-fold. He’s solid in pass protection but his chief calling card is run blocking, as he’s opened holes for Todd Gurley and Saquon Barkley pretty effectively the last two seasons, . That’s key because the Falcons have made it clear that running the ball more effectively is a priority under Dirk Koetter, even if I’m a little bit uneasy about what that entails with such a productive passing attack already in place. Importantly Stitched Jake Matthews Jersey , he’s also a young player, as he’ll just turn 26 in a couple of days and has some room to grow his game. If he can play at the level he did in 2017 or 2016, when he graded out as an above average offensive lineman for the Rams, he’ll provide a lift to a team that is starved for better line play. It’s fair to say that’s the plan in place for Atlanta, which would have seen Brown’s addition galvanize a struggling Giants line last year. It goes without saying that there are question marks associated with the signing, though. Brown did not grade out well a year ago per Pro Football Focus’s offensive line ratings and has never come close to looking like an elite player, was suspended for two games last year under the league’s substance abuse policy, and was waived by the Rams in October. The Giants had nothing but good things to say about him after he joined the team, but Brown is far from a great lineman and his potential signing suggests at least a partial shift in how this team plans to build its line going forward, which suggests in turn that they’re not done making changes. If all goes well Youth Jake Matthews Jersey , Brown will join the team and will build on his progress over the last couple of years and be a quality lineman for a Falcons team that really could one. If it doesn’t, Falcons fans may have some questions about a surprise, far-from-inexpensive signing with the team so hard up for cap space. We hope it’s the former, though, and Brown’s size, power, and youth at the very least makes him an interesting signing if Atlanta goes through with it. The first half of the Falcons season has been highlighted by the players they’ve lost. Wednesday, the got a glimpse of one that might be coming back.Via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the, Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones tested his broken foot during practice, working on the side with the team’s athletic training staff.Jones broke his foot in the opener Stitched Desmond Trufant Jersey , and has missed six games, which means he’s at least two weeks away from a return. But he’d provide a boost to a defense that was shell-shocked in the first three weeks, when he and starting safeties Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal went to IR.The Falcons are expected to use their other designated for return spot on running back Devonta Freeman, who is out following core muscle surgery.A player can start practicing after six weeks, which triggers a three-week window to activate him. Jones apparently isn’t ready for that much work load, but being back on his feet is a positive step. In addition to his own play, he’d help the entire defense as he’s the signal-caller, and that job has been split among a few players early this year.
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