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Blalock stays with the Falcons

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With all the focus on whether the Falcons would keep right tackle Tyson Clabo, many had overlooked the fact that both starting guards were able to walk away.

One did, one won’t be.

Right guard Harvey Dahl has headed to St. Louis.  According to Alex Marvez of, left guard Justin Blalock has agreed to a six-year deal to remain with the Falcons.

Blalock has started every game each of the last three seasons.  In his rookie season of 2007, Blalock started 14 games.

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9 Responses to “Blalock stays with the Falcons”
  1. kane337 says: Jul 31, 2011 5:17 PM

    Good re-signing. Blalock has been solid and always on the field.

  2. centexhorn says: Jul 31, 2011 5:17 PM

    Nice. Way to go, Justin. Hook’em!

  3. mad5555 says: Jul 31, 2011 5:19 PM

    Mookie? Is that you? I thought you retired from the NBA in 2001…
    Not exactly the Namdi signing, HUH?

  4. similis says: Jul 31, 2011 5:20 PM

    don’t really care about the story too much, but the picture of Blalock in that article is badass.

  5. spartytime says: Jul 31, 2011 5:26 PM

    does no OL want to play in chicago??

  6. ramofsteel says: Jul 31, 2011 5:30 PM

    That’s a sweet pic.

  7. jkjdawg1 says: Jul 31, 2011 5:31 PM

    I kinda wanted them to keep Dahl over Blaylock, just because of his nastiness and run-blocking, but Blaylock is a solid guard, and several years younger. Amazing we got to keep two of the three linemen that could have left (Clabo). Pretty good off-season so far. They’re keeping the key pieces in place.

  8. frankdatank23 says: Jul 31, 2011 6:40 PM

    is he a halftime magician ?

  9. beckzhere says: Jul 31, 2011 7:12 PM

    Dahl is nastier but Blalock is more durable and is never penalized. Hope we didn’t overpay him though.

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