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Falcons to host free agent safety Darian Stewart

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The former Raven could be a fit at free safety for the Falcons.

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Darian Stewart is headed to Atlanta for a visit, giving the Falcons a crack at a starting-caliber safety, per Aaron Wilson.

Stewart, 26, started 14 games for the Ravens in 2014. He's played both strong safety and free safety in his NFL career, with his best season coming back in 2011 for the Rams, when he posted three sacks, 11 pass deflections and looked pretty comfortable in coverage. He's one of the best safeties left on the open market.

In Atlanta, Stewart be an obvious choice to start at free safety, though it'd likely be a fairly short-term deal. With Dezmen Southward reportedly shifting to cornerback, only Charles Godfrey, Kemal Ishmael and perhaps Zeke Motta are legitimate in-house options to start, and Stewart shouldn't have much trouble beating any of those guys out. He doesn't have the ideal size and physicality to play safety in Quinn's system, but he has good range and plays aggressively. I wouldn't mind seeing him in Atlanta at all, so long as the price isn't exorbitant.

What are your thoughts regarding Stewart?