The team announced today that it signed free agent center Jeremy Newberry. Newberry is an 11-year veteran who started 3 games last year for the San Diego Chargers. Pro Football Talk.com reported in April that the Falcons were sniffing around Newberry, in relation to speculation that Todd McClure was going to be a holdout or retire. However subsequent reports indicated that McClure was not expected to miss any time.
Newberry spent most of his career with the San Francisco 49ers where he started 90 games between 1999 and 2005. He earned two trips to the Pro Bowl in 2001 and 2002.