Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is bringing an old friend with him to Atlanta.
The Falcons announced Wednesday that they have signed Rex Grossman. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported he will sign a one-year deal, per a source informed of the contract. The 35-year-old has now worked with Shanahan over three stops in Washington, Cleveland and Atlanta.
For the Falcons, the decision to bring in an experienced veteran was an easy one. Backups T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree haven't had the best of preseasons.
Securing Grossman would lock in a stopgap solution should anything happen to Matt Ryan and at least give the Falcons a chance to compete in his absence without limiting the playbook significantly.