Offensive line is a major need for the Falcons this offseason and they’ve reportedly landed a player that they hope can provide better blocking at guard than they got last season.
Former NFL scout and current 95.7 The Game in San Francisco radio host John Middlekauff reports that the Falcons signing guard Jon Asamoah for $4.5 million a year is a “done deal.” There’s no word on how many years such a deal would run or how it would be structured in terms of guarantees.
Asamoah was drafted in the third round of the 2010 draft by then-Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli. Pioli now works in the Atlanta front office, which probably didn’t hurt as they pursued Asamoah over the last few days.
Asamoah has started 41 games over the last four years in Kansas City, but fell out of the starting lineup over the second half of last season. There wouldn’t seem to be much risk of that in Atlanta given the current state of affairs on the Falcons offensive line and Asamoah’s arrival would be a good first step toward fixing last season’s disaster area.
His departure would also leave the Chiefs with some work to do as they are also expected to lose guard Geoff Schwartz to another team in free agency.