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Carolina Panthers sign former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Devonte Johnson

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Sounding like a knockoff Devonta, Devonte spent some time on Atlanta’s practice squad.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons-Training Camp Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons have a pretty illustrious history of undrafted free agents going on to do great things, like working at UPS and waiting tables. Dan Quinn’s hauls have been a little different. J.D. McKissic is still with the Seattle Seahawks. Even Atlanta’s 8th or 9th best corner has been making the rounds.

The Panthers have signed cornerback Devonte Johnson after waiving wide receiver Cameron Posey. Johnson spent part of the offseason on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. Last year, he spent time on the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad as an undrafted rookie. His four-year career at Weber State included 21 career games, 14 pass breakups and 76 career tackles.

Quinn has had an eye for talented undrafted players, finding gems like Brian Poole, C.J. Goodwin, and waiver wire contributors like Taylor Gabriel. Don’t expect that to change this year, either.

Johnson needs a strong camp to secure a roster spot, but the Carolina Panthers aren’t very talented at corner and are dealing with a number of injuries. We could see him playing against Atlanta this season.