Falcons player rep Tyson Clabo in New York for key meeting

Atlanta Falcons' Tyson Clabo enters a Manhattan law office, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in New York. NFL owners and player representatives arrived for another round of labor talks as the negotiations hit a critical phase. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Atlanta Falcons' Tyson Clabo enters a Manhattan law office, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in New York. NFL owners and player representatives arrived for another round of labor talks as the negotiations hit a critical phase. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Falcons offensive tackle Tyson Clabo, the team’s player rep along with linebacker Coy Wire,  has kept a low profile since the owners locked out the players on March 11.

All of the players reps have been called to New York, likely to get the information needed to pass along to their teams for possible voting purposes.

Clabo was one of the 211 players who had to play one-year tenders last season instead of becoming unrestricted free agents last season.

Clabo is a former undrafted rookie free agent, who was looking forward to first big-time pay day.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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BIGBEN42

July 13th, 2011
1:34 pm

BIGBEN42

July 13th, 2011
1:36 pm

Hopefully they can get something done. Ready for some football.

Marcus

July 13th, 2011
1:42 pm

FalconFan

July 13th, 2011
2:17 pm

I think we should keep both Dahl and Clabo and let Blalock walk. Dahl and Clabo form one of the nastiest, meanest right sides of football. Mike Johnson can take over for Blalock because playing at Alabama, I’m sure he’s more than ready to play and dominate.

FALCONS SORRY

July 13th, 2011
3:08 pm

FURST!!!

HAW HAW HAW HALE NAW!!!

PMC

July 13th, 2011
3:29 pm

Clabo is going to get paid Schafer type money, maybe more.

He’s a lot better than Kevin Schafer too.

D Money

July 13th, 2011
3:50 pm

@FalconFan– Dahl is a liability in the run game. There were too many instances when he had gotten pushed around. Take the last game of the 2010 season against Carolina for instance. We couldn’t make 4th and 1 on two or three tries going behind him. I prefer Blalock and Clabo. However, I would like to see Mike Johnson play next to Clabo. He has a mean streak too.

Remarkable

July 13th, 2011
4:11 pm

Claybo is quiet. Doesn’t want to be seen as too money hungry and let go by the team. Isn’t he one of those linemen that ESPN and others were always saying were too small to be effective on the OL?

Wow!

July 13th, 2011
4:30 pm

Just read Harrisons comments about Goodell and other NFL executives, as well as announcers, and even teammates. Wow! Talking about bitter! Then, he went on to explain his opinion on how a shorter season would cause less head injuries, which is hard to dispute. Naturally, the less you expose yourself to injuries, the less likely for it to happen. Then, he threw in the race card for good measure. I can’t repeat the actual content that he spewed, because I would probably be banned by AJC.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

July 13th, 2011
5:11 pm

Remarkable — Size was never an issue with Clabo. He’s huge at 6-6, 331.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

July 13th, 2011
5:14 pm

PMC — Kevin Shaffer signed a six-year, $37 million deal with Cleveland in 2006.

BC

July 13th, 2011
5:29 pm

I hope Mr, Clabo will still be a Falcon after the lock-out.

SeenThisB4

July 13th, 2011
6:04 pm

I wonder which will happen first:

A deal ending the lockout or a deal raising the debt limit?

hiramsaint

July 13th, 2011
6:43 pm

i wonder what will happen first the failcans win a superbowl or the earth explodes

kerryb

July 13th, 2011
7:13 pm

I knew sooner or later we would get a stupid Aint’s fan in here.

Falcons Chic

July 13th, 2011
8:51 pm

D-Led — Hope you had a good beach vacation; back to being da man:

I thought Blalock scooped up several fumbles (one or two for touchdowns in his first year. ) This past year, I saw a lot of Harvey Dahl flipping behind McClure because of the blind side. That probably cut Burner’s & Snells’ yardage, OBTW.

I thought that was more support for Baker. Was it really Blalock in your opinion?

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