Falcons extend right tackle Ryan Schraeder for five years

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The Falcons have one of the best offenses in the NFL, and they want to keep it together.

The team announced they had signed right tackle Ryan Schraeder to a five-year contract extension, keeping him out of the unrestricted free agent market.

They kept him as a restricted free agent this year with the second-round tender, and recognized the value of the former undrafted rookie from Valdosta State.

The Falcons lead the league in scoring and are third in yards per game, having built on a more solid foundation than in the past. Along with the acquisition of center Alex Mack, keeping a reliable player such as Schraeder should allow them to be more stable.