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Report: Falcons plan to bring back special teamer Nate Stupar

The young linebacker and special teamer was one of Keith Armstrong's favorites in 2014.

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Per Vaughn McClure, the Falcons plan to bring back exclusive rights free agent Nate Stupar, one of the team's special teams standouts last season.

Stupar is fairly young and was second in special teams tackles on the 2014 Falcons, with a total of seven. He's not going to play much defense, more than likely, but Keith Armstrong is still in Atlanta and will want to preserve a couple of core special teamers, and Stupar certainly was one of those guys in 2014. He's young enough to still have a bit of upside on defense, too, but that's not really why he's here.

This news isn't likely to move the needle for many, but if the Falcons get back Matt Bryant, Stupar, and Eric Weems and retain stud returner Devin Hester, chances are their special teams will be one of the league's better units again in 2015. If nothing else, having Matt Bosher and Keith Armstrong on hand will do wonders for the unit.

Any thoughts on Stupar's likely return?