It's no surprise that the Bucs will look to improve their offensive line for the 2nd time in two years. With new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter coming to the Bucs from the Falcons, the easy connection might be to look to potential Falcons offensive players that might be available this off-season as possible Bucs additions.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, new Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's zone run scheme might not fit one of the Falcons highest paid offensive linemen.
"Guard Justin Blalock did not test well in either agility drill at the 2007 combine. Blalock, 31, also sat out with a back issue last season after previously never missing a game because of injury."
Along with not fitting in Kyle Shanahan's offense, Blalock will count $7.91 million against the Falcons cap. This could lead to the Falcons releasing Blalock and possibly saving around $4.5 million towards their cap if they designate his release a "post June 1st" cut.
With a need at guard, the Bucs might look to unite Dirk Koetter and Blalock in Tampa with the Bucs. The 31 year old Blalock and the 32 year old Logan Mankins would give the Bucs the makings of a very veteran offensive line to pair with all of their young playmakers, including a potential rookie at quarterback.
We'll see if the Falcons end up parting ways with Blalock or any of their other offensive players, and if the Bucs are willing to pounce on them in the coming weeks.
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