Falcons news: Ty Sambrailo agrees to three-year extension with Atlanta
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Ty Sambrailo agrees to three-year extension with Falcons

Ty Sambrailo

The Atlanta Falcons have signed offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo to a three-year contract extension, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.

The deal prevents Sambrailo from hitting free agency next month.

“We are excited to bring Ty back as a part of our brotherhood,” Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said. “His versatility has proven to be one of his many strengths. We look forward to him being a valuable piece of the offensive line.”

Sambrailo played in all 16 games this past season, starting the last four contests at right tackle after Atlanta decided to move Ryan Schraeder to the bench.

The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Colorado State University, was originally selected by the Denver Broncos in the second round (59th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

He proceeded to start the first three games of his rookie campaign at left tackle for the Broncos before a shoulder injury ended his season.

The following year, Sambrailo appeared in 10 contests, making four starts at right tackle.

He was then traded to the Falcons for a fifth-round draft pick shortly before the beginning of the 2017 campaign. The Watsonville, Ca. native then ended up playing in 15 games that season, making two starts.

Now, however, it appears that Sambrailo will be an integral part of Atlanta’s offensive line going forward.

The Falcons are coming off of a 2018 campaign in which they won just seven games and did not look particularly competitive at any one point during the year.

Atlanta had made the playoffs two years in a row before this past season, including the 2016-17 campaign in which it made it to the Super Bowl before falling to the New England Patriots.