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Falcons bring first Danish-born NFL player in a decade in as an undrafted free agent

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Welcome Andreas Knappe to the Falcons.

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The Atlanta Falcons were the last team to employ a Danish-born NFL player, which of course was Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen. Remarkably, they’re also going to be the first team to employ a Danish-born player since Andersen retired in 2007.

That’s because Atlanta’s added one as an undrafted free agent, and this dude is huge.

Knappe has been playing football for about six years now and starred for UConn, and he’ll provide the Falcons with an intriguing, athletic project at tackle, where the Falcons do still have an outstanding need for a swing tackle. He’s already 26 years old and is unlikely to be more than a reserve at any point, but Knappe is one of the more interesting stories out of this current crop of undrafted free agents.