Falcons To Sign Tyler Polumbus

Tyler Polumbus has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Falcons, his agent tells Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Polumbus played under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan with Washington.

Polumbus was Washington’s primary right tackle for the last three seasons, but his services were no longer needed in D.C. this year with No. 5 overall pick Brandon Scherff taking over the position. The 30-year-old recently had a tryout with Atlanta and it didn’t take long for them to swoop him up.

Polumbus began the 2014 season as the starting right tackle for Washington, but he was supplanted in Week 8 by Tom Compton. Pro Football Focus (subscription required) wasn’t crazy about his play across seven starts and eleven total games, giving him a -12.6 overall grade and placing him just 62nd out of 84 qualified tackles. He was much better in the previous year, however, earning a 14.0 overall score and ranking amongst the top 20 tackles in the NFL.

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