Falcons release Tyler Polumbus

AP

The Falcons didn’t let the start of the regular season stop them from continuing to acquire depth at offensive tackle.

They claimed Bryce Harris off of waivers and signed veteran Jake Long to go with offseason acquisition Tyler Polumbus, leaving them well stocked in the event of injuries at the position. They weren’t quite as well stocked at tight end, which meant that they needed to make a roster move to account for the possibility that Jacob Tamme misses Week Four with a concussion.

Polumbus drew the short straw among the Falcons tackles and the team announced that he has been released so that they could sign tight end Mickey Shuler. Polumbus played in all three games for the Falcons this year and was a regular starter when current Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan ran the offense for the Redskins in 2012 and 2013.

Shuler spent the summer with Atlanta before being released, something he also did in 2014. He wound up playing three games for the Jaguars last year for his first regular season action since 2010.

6 responses to “Falcons release Tyler Polumbus

  1. The Mickster, chosen to return over veteran tight end Tony Moeaki who didn’t light it up in training camp.

  2. Washington fans warned that Polumbus was a revolving door. Seemed like he hung in there ok. Just have to hope that Long can stay healthy.

  3. Pro Football Focus ‏@PFF 22h22 hours ago
    #Falcons OL has allowed just 13 total pressures, best in NFL. #Lions allowed the most with 51. …..
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    Let that sink in Washington fans that were naysayers about the Falcons picking Chester and Polumbus.

    It’s all about scheme plain and simple.

    Good Luck Polumbus!

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