Chester started all 64 of Washington's games over the last four years. He will be reunited with Kyle Shanahan, the former Redskins offensive coordinator who's beginning his first season with the Falcons under new coach Dan Quinn. Atlanta's offense will deploy the same zone blocking scheme Shanahan used with Washington. Chester will compete with Mike Person for a starting job. The Falcons cut longtime left guard Justin Blalock three months ago to create salary cap space.