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Falcons sign safety J.J. Wilcox to one year deal

Safety depth right before the draft is never a bad thing.

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With just a few days left before the 2019 NFL Draft, the Falcons front-office continues to make moves to create positional flexibility. The team has announced the signing of veteran safety J.J. Wilcox to a one year deal today.

Wilcox comes to Atlanta after playing in just 2 games in Indianapolis in 2018 and 5 games for the Jets. Prior to that, he spent one year with the Steelers and four years with the Cowboys, where he was starter for several seasons.

A quick peak at his PFF scores reveals a player who has been on the cusp of becoming decent, but has mostly faltered. With Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal already cemented starters, Wilcox is a backup at best who will make this roster by having an impact on special teams. The hope is we’ll never have to see him playing significant snaps at safety, though last year is a reminder that quality depth can suddenly become incredibly critical.

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