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After Falcons Release Ryan Schraeder, Minnesota Could be his New Home

By: AJ Condon
March 16, 2019
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With the start of free agency behind us, and no additions for the Minnesota Vikings on the offensive line yet, fans are getting antsy about when the Vikings are going to make moves.

On Wednesday, March 13, the Atlanta Falcons released six-year T, Ryan Schraeder. Schraeder has been with the Falcons his whole career when he was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Over his six years with the team, he played in 88 games while starting 73 of those.

Schraeder has gone all the way from not even playing football in high school, to playing in five playoff games, including a start in Super Bowl LI. Late last season, the Falcons signed Ty Sambrailo to a three-year deal. Sambrailo was the starter over Schraeder after that signing and saved the Falcons almost $6.5 million in cap space by releasing him.

With the recent defensive re-signings, the Vikings are low on cap space at the moment which will make it a little harder to be able to sign Schraeder if he should come here.

With the Vikings already releasing T Mike Remmers, and the struggles within the entire offensive line, Schraeder might be a player the Vikings take a closer look at. Per Jordan Raanan, the Vikings have shown some interest in bringing Schraeder into Minnesota
This signing wouldn't solve all the problems for line, but it is a start to resolve the problems. The rest of the line should be resolved after the NFL Draft in late April.

2 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. Just a thought here~I would not totally rule out Remmers return at a lower cost~His play at OG in 2018 really looks bad on him~IMHO the Giants are the best landing spot for him where he can line up on Pat Shurmur's OL once again at right OT where he was rated the 17 best by PFF

    Nick Easton would be the first in line for the Vikings to sign~Again JMMHO he resigns with the Vikings~They know him and they know how he plays in a zone heavy blocking scheme~

    Schraeder would be a nice add from what I have read about him~And that all been good~Would he start at OT or OG is the real question for some Vikings fans~Because I don't see them moving Rieff to OG~Give him a good work OG next to him and he will be an abover average left OT~Again JMHO~

    So the real question is can Schraeder play OG~???

    1. He hasn't played OG in his career yet, but our new offensive line coach (Dennison) is gonna be a very good coach from what I have read about him and maybe could turn Schraeder into an OG. Josh Kline was just released by the Titans and the Vikes would also be smart to look at him.