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Atlanta Falcons release LB Dominique Tovell, sign LB Matt Wells

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The Atlanta Falcons continued the epic overall of their linebacker corps today by releasing an undrafted free agent and signing a former New England Patriots 6th round draft pick.

Dominique Tovell was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints in April. They released him and he latched on with the Detroit Lions in late July. The Falcons then signed him after he was released August 1st. Tovell is a Louisiana-Lafayette product that was very productive in college. All that said he had no chance of making the team. Rumor has it he and Lance Moore are starting a Falcons alumnus organization whose motto is, "We came, we saw, they didn't want us."

Wells faces similarly long odds to make this team. He was drafted last season by Patriots, played briefly for the Chicago Bears, and was recently released by the Los Angeles Rams. Wells is a Mississippi State product with blistering speed (4.44 40 yard dash at his Pro Day) and would be undersized at LB. If he's got any chance of sticking at Flowery Branch, he's going to have to showcase his talents on special teams and buy Keith Armstrong something special. (I hear he likes chocolate-covered strawberries.)  Interestingly he also fits that tweener mold we know Dan Quinn holds near and dear.

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