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Falcons sign special teamer, linebacker LaRoy Reynolds

He'll replace Nate Stupar, if not in our hearts.

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The Falcons knew Nate Stupar was leaving and signed his replacement in a 25-year-old special teamer and linebacker who has spent time with the Bears and Jaguars.

Reynolds played 15 games with the Bears last year with one start, where he graded out as okay against the run, abysmal in coverage, and a fine special teamer. This is Keith Armstrong's way of replacing Stupar, who is likely the superior player, but is also more expensive and older. With any luck, Reynolds won't see the field much on defense and will be an asset on special teams for the Falcons, who could be losing more than one of their top guys on that unit if Kroy Biermann also doesn't return.

Welcome to Atlanta, LaRoy Reynolds! We already knew about you, Tom Compton, but welcome to the offensive line regardless.