The Falcons announced their first free agent signing since the signing period began on February 27 with the news that former St. Louis Rams center Brett Romberg signed with the team today. Romberg first visited with the team last Thursday, but with reports that other teams were showing interest the Falcons were able to get him signed.
Terms of Romberg’s contract are not yet known. Romberg has started 18 career games, all of which came in the past two seasons with the Rams. In 2006 and 2007, he played under current Falcons offensive line coach Paul Boudreau with the Rams. He also played under Boudreau when he was an assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-05. Romberg originally began his career with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Miami (FL) in 2003. He never played a game with the Jaguars, splitting time on the practice squad and active roster during that span.
Romberg is likely expected to fill a reserve role to Todd McClure. He is the fourth center on the roster, joining McClure, Alex Stepanovich, and Ben Wilkerson. It is possible that one or more of those players will move to guard on the depth chart.