The Kansas City Chiefs could use a right tackle and it looks as though the Atlanta Falcons are about to make one available.
The Falcons are set to release RT Tyson Clabo, according to Clabo’s agent via Twitter.
Falcons have informed me that they are releasing starting RT Tyson Clabo today.
— Chad Speck (@a3Chad) April 4, 2013
This appears to be a salary cap move. Like the Chiefs, the Falcons are close to the cap and need to make some moves to create some breathing room so they can sign their draft picks.
The Chiefs should definitely take a look at Clabo. He graded a +22.2 by Pro Football focus in 2012. He gave up only five sacks on the season and did well both run blocking and pass blocking. Of the five sacks he gave up, three came in one bad game against the Panthers, one came against the Chiefs and another against the Broncos. Clabo gave up zero sacks after Week 4. Clabo was the 14th ranked tackle, right or left, in the NFL in 2012.
Clabo has been consistently good his entire career. His worst PFF grade in any season was still above +17.
Tyson Clabo is 31 and will turn 32 so he certainly isn’t a long-term answer for the Chiefs at RT. Still, with the release of RT Eric Winston, KC needs a starter and I am not sure Donald Stephenson is ready yet.
Clabo figures to draw a lot of interest. The Chiefs also don’t have a ton of cap room so they may not be able to afford him.
What do you think, Addicts? Should KC go after Tyson Clabo?