Falcons Sign Brett Romberg

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA – The Atlanta Falcons today signed free agent center Brett Romberg. Romberg, 6-2, 298 pounds, is a five-year veteran who previously spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-05) and St. Louis Rams (2006-08).

He has seen action in 33 career games (18 starts) and competed in 14 contests with six starts in 2008. Romberg has also blocked for two 1,000-yard rushers, including Jaguars running back Fred Taylor (2004) and Rams running back Steven Jackson (2006, 2007 and 2008).

Romberg worked with current Falcons offensive line coach Paul Boudreau when both men were with the Rams in 2006 and 2007, and in Jacksonville from 2003 through 2005. Romberg was part of a Rams line that Boudreau expertly guided through injury and severe roster turnover.

Former Rams scout Tom Marino, who worked with Boudreau in St. Louis and New Orleans, had this to say about Romberg:

"As a player he's tough, smart and experienced, but is very much undersized (struggles to maintain 280 - 285), cannot hold the point (build a fort) on pass protection and does not sustain or get movement inline."

Romberg will be a backup with the Falcons, working behind current center Todd McClure.

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