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Falcons sign OL Rees Odhiambo to active roster

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He’s the second player they’ve poached from the Colts this afternoon.

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The Falcons have already made a bevy of moves in the wake of the news that Brandon Fusco would miss the remainder of the season, waiving Zac Kerin and J.C. Hassenauer and bringing back Sean Harlow. Harlow was waived from the Colts’ practice squad and then promptly assigned to Atlanta’s practice squad. The Falcons appear to like what they see in Indianapolis and have double-dipped by also signing offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo to the active roster.

Odhiambo was drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, and played in 15 games for Seattle across two seasons, starting seven in 2017. The Boise State product was waived by the Seahawks in early September, acquired by the Colts thereafter, and now finds himself in Atlanta.

Falcons fans may not be familiar with the name, but are definitely familiar with a play he was involved in. Odhiambo was the right guard who stomped on Russell Wilson’s foot in the 2016 NFL Divisional Game against the Falcons that resulted in a second quarter safety.

So with that conspicuous bit of history: Welcome to Atlanta.

When Sean Harlow was brought back and not immediately assigned to the active roster, it created some speculation as to how the Falcons would address the now two open spots. We have our answer in the form of Rees Odhiambo, and we’ll keep an eye on any other moves that may be forthcoming.