Found March 27, 2012 on
A Falcon from day one
According to the AJC, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year contract with their long-time center Todd McClure. McClure was originally drafted in the seventh round way back in 1999. From 2002 to 2010, McClure played in every Falcons game. Last year he snapped that streak as he only played in thirteen regular season games.
The Falcons know what they are getting from McClure and he will help bring some stability to an offensive line as the Falcons continue to search for answers on that front. The center spot is the anchor of the offensive line. Not only is the chemistry between center and quarterback important but the center also calls a lot of the blocking assignments when blitzes are shown at the line of scrimmage. McClure's return allows the Falcons to have an answer at that position as they bring Joe Hawley around. It helps the Falcons focus on more pressing needs along the offensive line with their draft picks (possibly Kelechi Osemele).
It's nice to have McClure back in the fold for at least one more year. It's not often that you get to see a player retire with the team that drafted him but it looks like that could happen for McClure and the Falcons.
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The Atlanta Falcons and veteran center Todd McClure have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
The team made the announcement Tuesday.
McClure, who will return for his 14th season with the Falcons, had his franchise-best streak of 144 consecutive starts ended when a knee injury forced him to miss last year's season-opening loss at Chicago. He returned to start the 14 of the...
With the news on Wednesday that veteran center Todd McClure had agreed to terms, the Atlanta Falcons continue to make steady progress in free agency minus at least one key player.
Judging by general manager Thomas Dimitroffs rough estimate in January that the team would be able to retain eight of its free agents, the Falcons have exceeded expectations by that measure.
Todd McClure's long tenure with the Atlanta Falcons continues.
The veteran center agreed to a one-year contract today, the team announced.
McClure, 35, is a 6-foot-1, 296-pound former Falcons seventh-round draft pick from the 1999 NFL draft
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