The Atlanta Falcons signed offensive lineman Chuma Edoga prior to last season to be a versatile offensive lineman capable of playing multiple positions.
The Falcons didn’t get to see much of Edoga, and it appears they won’t in the future. Edoga is set to sign with the Dallas Cowboys.
Last year, Edoga spent virtually the entire season on injured reserve or the practice squad and only made two appearances with the Falcons including one start.
He got a few special teams snaps in a Week 3 win over the Seahawks, but he wasn’t seen again until he started Week 11 against the Chicago Bears.
Edoga played 55 snaps on offense and was graded a solid 77.8 by Pro Football Focus in his start against the Bears.
He didn’t make another appearance with the Falcons and finished the season on injured reserve.
A Powder Springs, Ga. native, Edoga came home after leaving the metro area for USC and becoming a third-round draft pick of the New York Jets in 2019.
Edoga’s availability likely cost him a shot at sticking with the Atlanta Falcons for a longer term, because the left guard position still isn’t settled.
Elijah Wilkinson played most of the snaps there last year, but he’s an unrestricted free agent. Jalen Mayfield started 16 games at left guard in 2021, but he was graded the worst pass-blocking offensive lineman in the NFL that season.
Mayfield is still just 22-years old and essentially got a redshirt season last year on injured reserve. He’ll be in the mix at guard this spring and summer, but the Falcons would do well to bring in more talent at the position.