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Wes Schweitzer to sign with Washington

Wes Schweitzer #71 of the Atlanta Falcons snaps the ball in the first quarter during a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on August 8, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Wes Schweitzer #71 of the Atlanta Falcons snaps the ball in the first quarter during a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on August 8, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Credit: Mark Brown

Credit: Mark Brown

Former backup guard/center Wes Schweitzer is set to sign a three-year, $13.5 million deal with the Washington Redskins, according to NFL Network.

Schweitzer was drafted in 2016, but did not play as the team converted him from a college tackle to a NFL guard.

He won a battle with Ben Garland for the starting right guard spot in 2017.

He had a mostly bumpy tenure with the Falcons as he made 36 starts and played in 46 games. He got beat by Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, which lead to Matt Ryan suffering a high ankle sprain last season.

Why was Wes Schweitzer one-on-one against Aaron Donald? (Fox Broadcast screen grab off gamepass.nfl.com)
Why was Wes Schweitzer one-on-one against Aaron Donald? (Fox Broadcast screen grab off gamepass.nfl.com)

Here’s a look at where things stand with the Falcons’ potential unrestricted and restricted free agents:

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS 

OFFENSE 

Kenjon Barner, running back
Matt Schaub, quarterback – Club picked up his option, according to his agent.
Justin Hardy, wide receiver - Will not re-sign with team
Austin Hooper, tight end – Will be allowed to hit the market 
Matt Simms, quarterback 
Keith Smith, fullback – Was re-signed to a three-year deal on Saturday, March 14. 
Wes Schweitzer, offensive guard/center – Set to sign with Washington. He was allowed to hit the market
Ty Sambrailo, tackle - Released by the team on March 16
Devonta Freeman - Cut by the team on March 16

DEFENSE

Vic Beasley, defensive end/linebacker – Will not be re-signed 
De'Vondre Campbell, linebacker – Will be allowed to hit the market 
Adrian Clayborn, defensive end 
Jack Crawford, defensive tackle
Johnathan Cyprien, safety
Tyeler Davison, defensive tackle - Agrees to three-year deal 
Ra'Shede Hageman, defensive tackle – Waived by the team on Jan. 13
Kemal Ishmael, safety/linebacker – Will not be re-signed by Falcons 
Steven Means, defensive end - Re-signed to a one-year contract on March 9
Sharrod Neasman, safety 
Jamar Taylor, cornerback 
John Wetzel, offensive lineman – Vested veteran contract terminated and then re-signed
J.J. Wilcox, safety 
Blidi Wreh-Wilson, cornerback
Desmond Trufant - Released by team

SPECIAL TEAMS 

Matt Bosher, punter 
Ryan Allen, punter – Signed to a one-year contract extension for $945,000 on Feb. 18
Sam Irwin-Hill, punter – Signed to a one-year contract worth $510,000

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS 

OFFENSE

Brian Hill, running back

DEFENSE

Michael Bennett, defensive tackle

SPECIAL TEAMS 

Younghoe Koo, placekicker – Signed a one-year contract extension for $660,000 on Feb. 18.

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