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Falcons add to OT depth with Polumbus


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The Atlanta Falcons signed veteran free-agent offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus on Thursday.

The 6-foot-8, 308-pound Polumbus started 42 of 47 games for the Washington Redskins the past four seasons before losing his starting spot last year.

Polumbus began his career with Denver as a college free agent and played in 31 games for the Broncos, then joined Seattle as a restricted free agent in 2010 and made seven starts in 20 games for the Seahawks.

The 30-year-old Polumbus signed with the Falcons after working out on Tuesday. He is familiar with Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s schemes, having learned it when both were with the Redskins.

The Falcons hope that Polumbus will provide depth at tackle behind starters Jake Matthews and Ryan Schrader.

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