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Saturday, March 9, 2013
Falcons keep offensive line flexibility

By Pat Yasinskas

The Atlanta Falcons continue to follow through on their pledge to retain most of their own free agents.

The team just announced guard Garrett Reynolds has agreed to terms on a two-year contract. Reynolds could have become an unrestricted free agent.

Keeping Reynolds gives the Falcons flexibility on the offensive line. Reynolds started the first six games of last season at right guard before being placed on injured reserve. Rookie Peter Konz stepped in and played well. But Konz’s long-term future could be at center.

That means Reynolds has a chance to end up as a starting guard again. Reynolds also has the ability to play tackle. The Falcons still are trying to re-sign left tackle Sam Baker, who can become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday.