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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Falcons shore up O-line depth

By Pat Yasinskas

The Atlanta Falcons now have another option at right tackle besides Lamar Holmes.

Coach Mike Smith said Tuesday afternoon that the Falcons have signed veteran Jeremy Trueblood. He previously was a starter in Tampa Bay before losing his job last season and spending this preseason with Washington.

Holmes, a second-year player, has struggled since taking over at right tackle when Mike Johnson went down with a season-ending injury. Holmes is likely to start the season opener, but Trueblood could challenge him as soon as he learns the offense.

To make room for Trueblood, the Falcons released offensive lineman Terren Jones. The Falcons also reached an injury settlement with Phillipkeith Manley.