Left with one open roster spot following this weekend's transactions, the Falcons announced the signing of rookie defensive end Sam Meredith on Monday afternoon, bringing the roster to its offseason maximum of 90 players.
From Adams over at the official team site:
Meredith, 6-4, 290 pounds, earned the Dr. R Hardy/C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy Captains Award after his senior season with the Aztecs. He earned honorable mention All-Mountain West honors as a true sophomore in 2012 and was voted the team's defensive lineman of the year by the coaching staff that season. Meredith is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii and attended Helix High School.
Meredith is the third participant in last weekend's rookie minicamp tryout to land a spot on the team, joining tackle Matt Huffer and defensive back Jonathon Mincy. He recorded one sack, 3.5 TFLs, two force fumbles and blocked a kick in 13 games as a senior for the Aztecs, a squad that ranked 13th nationally in scoring defense last season.
Meredith dealt with some injury woes during his college career, but he is by all accounts an aggressive player with decent athleticism for someone his size. He played strongside defensive end in SDSU's base 3-3-5 defense, so the Falcons could perhaps view him as 5-tech lineman in head coach Dan Quinn's scheme. He's likely a long shot to make the roster given all the competition that will take place on defense in training camp, but perhaps he can snag a practice squad spot with a good showing.
This is likely the last Falcons transaction we'll see for some time, excluding any potential post-June 1 cuts. What's your take on the state of Atlanta's roster?