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Falcons sign third-round pick Lamar Holmes

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The Falcons are down to one unsigned draft pick.

They announced Tuesday that they have come to agreement on a four-year contract with tackle Lamar Holmes. Holmes, who played at Southern Miss, was taken in the third round with the 91st overall pick of the draft.

Holmes could only watch his new teammates during the team’s rookie minicamp over the weekend because of a foot injury that has him in a walking boot. The Falcons didn’t know he was hurt when they picked him, but found out at a physical last week about what they called a “minor” problem. Holmes’ return date isn’t known, but he was probably destined for a backup role this year anyway. There’s been a lot of talk about replacing left tackle Sam Baker, but Holmes probably isn’t ready to start at left tackle.

Defensive end/linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi, a fifth-round pick, is the only Falcons draft pick not yet under contract.

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6 Responses to “Falcons sign third-round pick Lamar Holmes”
  1. jacobslatter says: May 15, 2012 8:03 PM

    Lamar Holmes was a 3rd round pick (not fourth), a player drafted much higher than he ought to have been in the eyes of draftniks. But what do they know?

  2. mlenenski says: May 15, 2012 11:27 PM

    Apparently sam baker wemt too high as well….

  3. randallflagg52 says: May 16, 2012 3:47 AM

    @ramcountry

    As did Matt Ryan.

  4. beckzhere says: May 16, 2012 9:49 AM

    Let him start, he can’t be worse than Baker.

  5. dzor22 says: May 16, 2012 10:31 AM

    oh a slam on matt ryan?? how clever? from ram country?? love it!

  6. randallflagg52 says: May 16, 2012 11:31 PM

    dzor22 says:
    May 16, 2012 10:31 AM
    oh a slam on matt ryan?? how clever? from ram country?? love it!

    ————————————————–Ram country?! I’m a Raven fan guy. You know the team that got a better QB after trading down in 2008?

    Seriously, Flacco has won more games (than anyone in 4 years BTW) despite playing in a tougher division, has put up very similar stats, with less of a supporting cast on offense, and is far more clutch. Look at Flacco’s playoff stats the last two years compared to Ryans. Flacco keeps getting let down by his “weapons” yet Ryan keeps getting bailed out by his. They media love fest with Ryan will soon be over and everyone will recognize that he is just another overhyped noodle armed passer, like Bradford…

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