Could Red Bryant be a possibility?

With the Falcons looking for veteran ends, a former Seahawk is one to keep in mind.

Could the Falcons be interested in former Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant? He was released by the Jaguars last Thursday. There has even been talk Bryant may return to Seattle.

The soon-to-be 31-year-old Bryant turns 31 in April. He could be a veteran defensive end to compliment Adrian Clayborn and O’Brien Schofield, two defensive ends signed last week by the Falcons.

Bryant played for Seattle from 2008 through 2013, so he played for new Atlanta coach Dan Quinn when he was on the Seahawks coaching staff. The Seahawks released Bryant after they won the Super Bowl and Gus Bradley, another former Seattle defensive coordinator who is now the head coach in Jacksonville, signed Bryant to a four-year contract worth $17 million last season.

The Jaguars saved some money releasing Bryant before last Sunday. Seattle has been mentioned since when Bryant was with the Seahawks he split time in the five-technique defensive end role with Michael Bennett.

Last season Bryant was more effective against the run, so he might not be what the Falcons are looking for to add to the depth chart. However, since he played for Quinn, Bryant is a name to keep in mind.


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