Falcons locks up OL Tyson Clabo with 5-year deal
Friday, July 29, 2011
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with Pro Bowl tackle Tyson Clabo, locking up a cornerstone of their offensive line with a five-year deal.
Clabo can officially sign the $25 million agreement Friday evening. The contract will include about $11.5 million in guaranteed money.
The Falcons had all of their draft picks under contract for the first day of training camp, including top choice Julio Jones. The receiver agreed to a four-year, $16.2 million deal late Thursday.
Atlanta still hopes to bring back at least one of its two starting guards from last season. Justin Blaylock appears the most likely to return. Harvey Dahl may be out of the Falcons' price range after drawing significant interest from other teams.