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Falcons sign former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Allen Bradford

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If this signing is an indication of things to come, flights from Seattle to Atlanta will be getting a little more crowded.

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New head coach Dan Quinn spent the last two weeks pouring over Falcons game film, analyzing the weak spots on the roster. Now the Falcons have signed a linebacker.

The team announced the signing of Allen Bradford, a running back turned linebacker that has played under Quinn and Raheem Morris.

Bradford, 5-11, 235 pounds, was originally selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round (187th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft as a running back out of the University of Southern California. He was signed to the Seahawks practice squad in October of 2011 where he made the switch to linebacker.

Bradford has also spent time with the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns. He has seen action in 13 career games, including one game with the Seahawks in 2014.

He has bounced around the league for a few years, playing only two defensive snaps and no special teams in 2014. He is arguably the best linebacker the Falcons have under contract in 2015.

it is hard to predict too much into a pre-free agency signing, but considering the complete lack of talent at linebacker on the roster, Bradford may have a great chance at sticking on the final roster.