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Report: Cowboys & Jaguars Have Already Contacted RT Tyson Clabo

Ian Rapoport reports that free agent RT Tyson Clabo has already heard from the Cowboys and Jaguars since being released earlier in the day.

Rapoport adds that there’s currently “no rush for him to sign” and he could end up waiting until after the draft before signing on with his next team.

According to the cap figures released by the NFL Players Association on Wednesday, the Cowboys have $4.4 million in available cap room to work with and could use some help at the position. The right tackle market has been limited at best due to an unwillingness to invest big money in the position by NFL teams, as well as the total supply of available free agents.

As of now, Andre Smith and Eric Winston are also available, so it’s really a buyers market.

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The Atlanta Falcons informed RT Tyson Clabo that he’ll be released this morning.

We’re really disappointed,” said Clabo after receiving a call at 7:30 this morning, per D. Orlando Ledbetter. “This was unexpected.

This was clearly move by the Falcons to free up some additional cap space. As of Wednesday, Atlanta was $2.4 million under the salary cap and still have plans to lockup quarterback Matt Ryan at some point this offseason.

Clabo, 31, signed a five-year deal worth $25 million that included $11.5 million in guaranteed back in 2011. He was set to make $4.5 million in each of the next three seasons.

Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 14 best offensive tackle in the league last year, but the current market for right tackles already includes Andre Smith and Eric Winston.

Adam Caplan mentions that the Bengals, Cardinals, Chiefs, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars, Lions, Raiders and Texans
could all use help at right tackle.

We’ll have to see if the Falcons intend to go with Lamar Holmes at right tackle or possibly draft someone in the next few weeks.

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