Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 4/5/13
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ATLANTA One of the overriding themes of the Falcons offseason has been to rid themselves of numerous higher-paid veterans, even the ones who are still productive. The latest casualty was 31-year-old right tackle Tyson Clabo, who earned a Pro Bowl berth following the 2010 season and received a contract in 2011 for five years and 25 million, with 11.5 million guaranteed. Cutting Clabo follows the March 1 purge in which the Falcons released big-salaried veterans Michael Turner, John Abraham (team-high 10 sacks last year) and cornerback Dunta Robinson, who started on playoff teams for the past three seasons. Perhaps more than any other unit on the field, continuity and teamwork is of the utmost importance on the offensive line; and Clabo was a cornerstone of those concepts. He started every game over the last five seasons and 101 of the teams 112 regular-season games since 2006. With the club's decisions to pass on re-signing long-time center Todd McClure, pushing McClure into reti...
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