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Falcons re-sign cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson to one-year extension

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The reserve had a nice year for Atlanta and figures to compete for fourth cornerback duties in 2018.

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The Atlanta Falcons announced on Saturday that they’re giving cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson a one-year contract extension, keeping him from hitting free agency for at least another season.

This is the second offseason in a row in which Atlanta has given Wreh-Wilson a one-year contract. He made $775,000 last season and should be expected to make around that mark again this year, likely competing for fourth cornerback duties in Atlanta.

The Falcons signed Blidi Wreh-Wilson late in the 2016 season after he was waived by the Tennessee Titans and have largely turned him into a piece on special teams while giving him some sporadic playing time at the cornerback position, where he played better than expected football.

He appeared in eight games for the Falcons last season and started in a week 13 loss to the Vikings.

Wreh-Wilson’s best season came in 2014, when he started 11 games for the Tennessee Titans and defended 10 passes. He’s totaled one interception and 15 passes defended in his five year career.

This is a move which gives Atlanta some added CB depth this season, and while Wreh-Wilson has no real chance to surpass Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, or Brian Poole, he should see time and be very useful if someone gets hurt. It’s a sensible signing.