The Atlanta Falcons have decided to move on by releasing offensive lineman Jamon Brown who was brought in as an insurance policy to support a restructured line from the 2018 season that allowed QB Matt Ryan to lay on his back too often. The Falcons drafted two offensive linemen in the first round, Chris Lindstrom, at #14, and Kaleb McGary at #31.
The 2019 price tag for Brown was three years $18.75 million. He parts $8 million richer for his services as a started in 9 of the 10 games last season. $4.75 million is still owed to the big man. As with most NFL contracts, they work like magic. There is some dead money hit to the cap of $6.6 million for 2020 and $1.8 million in 2021.
Perhaps an early signal the Falcons were considering another direction he didn’t play in the last 4 games going down the stretch. Offensive lineman Matt Hennessy was drafted in the third round making Jamon Brown expendible purpose served.