Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday that retiring center Todd McClure will have a new home in the team's Ring of Honor.
McClure, the Falcons' longtime center, officially announced his retirement in a ceremony attended by quarterback Matt Ryan and offensive linemen Tyson Clabo, Sam Baker and Justin Blalock.
Blank said McClure's career merits him joining former stars as Deion Sanders, Tommy Nobis and Steve Bartkowski in the team's Ring of Honor.
''You deserve to be in that Ring of Honor, and we will get you there as soon as we can,'' Blank said while pointing out another longtime center, Jeff Van Note, also earned the team's highest honor for a former player.
McClure was a seventh-round pick out of LSU in 1999 and went on to become one of the team's most durable players. He set a franchise record with 148 consecutive starts and missed only four games over the last dozen seasons. He didn't play in his 1999 rookie season but became one of the team's most reliable starters the las...