Falcons release RT Ryan Schraeder

Wendy Adams
March 13, 2019 - 2:50 pm

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The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday afternoon that they are releasing right tackle Ryan Schraeder with a post-Jun. 1 designation. The release date saves the team $6.45M in cap space.

Schraeder, an undrafted free agent, was picked up by the Falcons in 2013. He signed a five-year, $34 million contract extension in 2016 and was slated to make $6.25 million in 2019.

After starting all 16 games at right tackle for the Falcons in 2016, Schraeder started 14 games in 2017, missing two games due to a concussion. Schraeder struggled mightily in the 2018 season and was benched for Ty Sambrailo in the team's final four games.