Cloherty is a practice squad superstar who has bounced between multiple teams, most recently the Jaguars and 49ers, before the Falcons inked him to a two year deal. He's been in the league since 2009 but has never made enough of an impression to hang around for long, but he's still just 25 years old and the Falcons apparently see something they like.
Falcons signed former Jaguars and Colts TE Colin Cloherty to a two-year contract, per his agent Sean Stellato.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 18, 2013
The Falcons have made a habit of bringing aboard less-than-highly-regarded talent or players that have flamed out elsewhere and giving them a shot to at least try to stick on the final roster. Given that Tony Gonzalez is only on board for one more year, giving a guy like Cloherty a shot isn't a bad idea. He's shown some special teams value, he has some promise as a pass catcher and he's athletic enough that he should be in the mix for a spot. Nonetheless, it's a bit of an interesting signing, considering the Falcons have a host of UDFA types, Gonzo, rookie Levine Toilolo and Chase Coffman.
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