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Report: Falcons hosting S Dexter McCoil for a visit

A possible depth signing at safety

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Following a loss in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, the Atlanta Falcons have reportedly worked out free agent safety Dexter McCoil.

Dexter McCoil went undrafted out of Tulsa in 2013 and wound up signing with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos in 2014, where he played safety for two seasons. He then went on to spend time with both the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers.

McCoil worked out for the Falcons in May of this year, so a signing may be more likely. He’s appeared in 26 games during his NFL career, two of which he started, and has recorded 23 tackles and one interception. McCoil has played linebacker at times in his career, and the Falcons do love players with that kind of versatility.

The move could be associated with the fact that the team recently lost backup safety J.J. Wilcox for the season with a torn ACL. The Falcons current depth at safety is Sharrod Neasman, Jason Thompson, Parker Baldwin, Chris Cooper, and Kemal Ishmael, who transitioned back to safety from linebacker after Wilcox’s injury.

Stay tuned to The Falcoholic as we’ll update you if a signing occurs.