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Atlanta Falcons announce undrafted free agent signings

It is finally official: the Falcons added 27 undrafted free agents.

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We follow along the undrafted free agent signings, but they are occasionally inaccurate. I am still haunted by the failed Noel Devine signing of 2011 after days of reports stating he was a Falcon. He was a perfect addition in my eyes, mostly because he was really short and the Falcons just drafted very short person Jacquizz Rodgers.

The Atlanta Falcons announced the following signings, mostly on offense:

QB Kurt Benkert – Virginia

RB Demario Richard – Arizona State

RB Justin Crawford – West Virginia

RB Malik Williams – Louisville

FB Daniel Marx – Stanford

FB Luke McNitt – Nebraska

C J.C. Hassenauer – Alabama

T Matt Gono – Wesley College

G Salesi Uhatafe – Utah

TE Jake Roh – Boise State

TE Troy Mangen – Ohio

WR Christian Blake – Northern Illinois

WR Detrich Clark – Colorado State

WR Devin Gray – Cincinnati

WR Dontez Byrd – Tennessee Tech

WR Lamar Jordan – New Mexico

DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner – UCLA

DT Jon Cunningham – Kent State

DE Mackendy Cheridor – Georgia State

LB Emmanuel Smith – Vanderbilt

OLB Anthony Winbush – Ball State

OLB Emmanuel Ellerbe – Rice

OLB Richard Jarvis – Brown

CB Joseph Putu – Florida

S Chris Lammons – South Carolina

S Secdrick Cooper – LA Tech

K David Marvin – Georgia

That’s right, one Georgia player! I know UGA fans will be very excited.

The undrafted free agents are much more interesting under Dan Quinn. It’s likely a couple guys end up on the active roster, and even contribute, similar to Brian Poole. The Falcons will likely see how both fullbacks do through training camp, with the winner taking the spot. We noted Atlanta’s interest in Malik Williams earlier this month, who could be an interesting keeper if he shows up on special teams.

I don’t know anything about Mackendy Cheridor, but it’d be pretty cool to hav a Georgia State player on the roster. Atlanta appears uninterested in upgrading tight end by only adding two at that position, but the position is shallow enough one could make it. The Virginia quarterback has “camp body” written all over him, but the team definitely needs to go cheaper and younger than Matt Schaub.