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Falcons C Todd McClure has spent all 13 seasons of his NFL career with the Falcons, but he'll turn 35 in February and is due to become a free agent this offseason. The Falcons have a potential younger, cheaper replacement for McClure in second-year veteran Joe Hawley, who filled in at center when McClure missed some games early in the season and became the team's starting right guard in Week Nine. McClure isn't sure if he'll be back with the Falcons next season, but he told PFW he plans to keep playing and would like stay with the only NFL franchise he's known. "I know this is a business and (the Falcons) may have other plans or they might like to bring me back, but no matter what happens in March or whenever it happens, I'm going to try to play for two more years," McClure said. "... I'm still having fun. I still like being with the guys in the locker room. I still don't have a world championship ring." Source: Pro Football Weekly
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