After three days of Atlanta Falcons rookie minicamp, the team got a long enough look at the crop of undrafted free agents and tryout players. They’ve now signed two of those tryout players, completing the roster for the moment.
The roster is now at 90 men, I believe, and the team will likely head into organized team activities in a couple of weeks with this roster more or less intact. Things will change often after that.
We have signed wide receiver Reggie Davis and defensive lineman Taniela Tupou.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 14, 2017
Davis is a six foot tall wide receiver who ran a 4.36 40 at the Georgia Pro Day, plus a solid broad jump. Davis has good speed, solid hands and handled quite a few returns at Georgia, so he fits the profile of the kind of wide receiver that the Falcons like to take a look at over the summer. He’s an extreme longshot to make the roster and a regular longshot to make the practice squad, but his speed alone makes him intriguing for Dan Quinn and company.
Tupou is a 21 year old Washington defensive lineman who got a cup of coffee with the Seahawks in 2016 as a UDFA, playing a little bit in Week 1 before being released. He’ll likely slot in as a defensive tackle in Atlanta, and has an outside chance of catching on as deep depth at the position.
Congratulations to both players!