The Atlanta Falcons have resigned Guard Chris Chester for the 2016 NFL Season. Chester played all 16 games last season, and further played every offensive snap for the Dirty Birds. While Chester is no All-Pro, he brings toughness to the Atlanta o-line with his experience (drafted in 2006 and started 127 games, including a couple years in Washington under Shanahan).
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The experienced guard was injured in Game 12 (Vikings @ Falcons) of the 2016, and underwent surgery on his right shoulder this offseason to help with what he described as a “rotator cuff jam” in a statement with ESPN’s Vaughn McClure.
With emerging stars at tackle, Jake Matthews and Ryan Schraeder, and the addition of three time Pro-Bowl Center Alex Mack, Chester has lots of talent around him. Hopefully the unit will be able to effectively work together to give Matt Ryan more time to launch it downfield and to open holes for the young Pro-Bowler, Devonta Freeman.