While other teams have the playoffs, the Atlanta Falcons get reserve/future contracts day way earlier than those other teams. Who did the team add? A ton of familiar names, as it turns out.
Falcons signed QB Matt Simms, WR C.J. Goodwin, RB Gus Johnson, G Collin Rahrig to reserve/futures contracts.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) January 4, 2016
Goodwin was previously signed to the practice squad back in November. What did we have to say about him then?
Goodwin is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect that was considered very raw after playing in two division II schools. He was eventually signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but did not stick on their roster for too long.
Matt Simms, son of this man, made the practice squad back in September. He will likely be a backup arm with a slim chance at making the final roster. Gus Johnson was added to the practice squad back in October.
Rahrig was signed to the practices quad a few weeks back.
Rahrig is also the sound I make when I step on a Lego https://t.co/ImKmOxgpzw— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) December 22, 2015
RB Tevin Coleman told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was happy with the Rahrig signing.
"I was real happy to see him," Coleman said after Rahrig was signed. "He just snuck up on me. I was real surprised to see his face. That made me smile a little bit." He was on the line that pave the way for Coleman’s 2,000-yard season. "He’s real good," Coleman said. "He’s tough and he’s physical. He’ll go all the way until the whistle. That’s what I love about him."
If there is one thing Atlanta could use, it is another offensive lineman.
Thoughts on the signings?