FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) _ The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed tackle Ephraim Salaam, a restricted free agent.

The Falcons drafted Salaam out of San Diego State in the seventh round of the 1998 NFL draft. He started every game in his rookie season and played an integral role in the Falcons' drive to the Super Bowl that year.

Last season, Salaam was hampered by a knee injury but still started in 10 games.