Falcons to look at TE Smith

March, 4, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

The Falcons will host a visit with tight end L.J. Smith, D. Orlando Ledbetter reports.

Adding a tight end who can catch some passes is something a lot of Atlanta fans have been crying out for. Apparently, the Falcons realize that's a need and Smith would be a nice fit.

He's, by no means, in the Tony Gonzalez/Antonio Gates category. But the Falcons don't need that type of tight end. Mike Mularkey's offense isn't going to suddenly change and start going to the tight end 80 times a season. The Falcons have plenty of talent at the other skill positions.

The only thing they're missing on offense is a tight end that can go out and catch 30 or 40 balls. That would be a nice new toy for quarterback Matt Ryan.

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ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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