After weeks wondering if the Falcons will add a potential impact defensive end like Dwight Freeney, they announce they have brought in Nordly Capi. Questions at offensive line? Nothing that Michael Huey can't handle. Remember Josh Dawson? He was not fast and/or physical enough to play for the Falcons.
Per the Atlanta Falcons official website.
The Atlanta Falcons have signed defensive end Nordly Capi and guard Michael Huey. The Falcons also waived defensive end Josh Dawson.
Capi, 6-3, 249 pounds was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a college free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent part of the 2015 season as a member of the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.
Huey, 6-4, 317 pounds, was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011. He also spent time with the Chargers and Redskins. Huey played for the Arizona Rattlers in the Arena Football League and was a three-time AFL champion and was three-time All-Arena League.
Dawson was signed as a college free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft. With the addition of these two players the Falcons roster now stands at 89-men, and the team currently has 16 offensive linemen.
There is too much possible commentary to potentially hit all the high points here. OK, actually none of these guys have much of a chance to make the roster.
Capi had three sacks last preseason, and was subsequently cut. The Ravens picked him up, but never put him on the active roster. Based on my stat sheet scouting, Capi is small (249-pounds) and slow (4.7 40 time).
Huey has plenty of experience in training camp, but has never made it past final cuts in the NFL. Some have said that Huey is too talented to not make it in the NFL. Those people were wrong, because that was from four years ago. He is likely insurance in case every guard on the roster gets season-long food poisoning.
What is notable about Josh Dawson? Scouting reports collectively yawn at this UGA player's potential. What did Dan Quinn and company think about his potential? Well, they liked an open roster spot a lot more than him. His NFL career is over.