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Smith and Romberg visit Falcons

March 5th, 2009

Although a report from the Burlington County Times indicated that free agent tight end L.J. Smith had first visited the Falcons during the first weekend of free agency, NFL.com’s Adam Schefter reports that Smith will in fact visit the Falcons today for the first time. The AJC is also reporting that St. Louis Rams center Brett Romberg will also be visiting the Falcons today.

Scout.com was the first to report the Falcons interest in Smith last week.

Romberg started 18 games the past three seasons with the Rams. He began his career as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003. In both places, he played under current Falcons offensive line coach Paul Boudreau. He’s been limited by injuries the past two seasons, missing 9 games.

Romberg will likely be looked at for depth. He played guard while at Miami, but has been mostly restricted to center in the pros.

Thus far the Falcons have been quiet in free agency. Discounting the error about the timing of Smith’s visit, the team has only just begun hosting other team’s players since Tuesday when they had a visit schedule with Packers defensive end Mike Montgomery, but it was canceled once the team re-signed Chauncey Davis.

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