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Falcons sign CB Hamp Cheevers, release LS Kyle Vasey

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A lot of moves were made today, folks.

The Atlanta Falcons have parted ways with long snapper Kyle Vasey, and have signed cornerback Hamp Cheevers, the team announced Friday evening.

Cornerback Hamp Cheevers played at Boston College, where he recorded 35 total tackles, nine interceptions, and a lone defensive touchdown. At 5’9, Cheevers is able to change direction with pace and has quality skills at locating the ball. He’ll slide right in with the Falcons current cornerback depth and compete with Jayson Stanley, Jordan Miller, Ryan Neal, Taveze Calhoun and Kendall Sheffield.

in a corresponding move, the Falcons decided to release long snapper Kyle Vasey. Vasey backed up starter Josh Harris, and played 34% of the special teams snaps in Atlanta’s loss in the Hall of Fame game.

Earlier today the team hosted safety Dexter McCoil for a visit, released cornerback Rashard Causey, and signed safety Ronald Martin. If you’re noticing a trend, the team seems focused on the depth in the defensive backfield. Considering the Broncos passing game had its way with the Falcons defensive backs to ultimately win the game, this may not be a bad thing.

A good sign is that they don’t seem to be playing around, and the extra preseason game has given them further insight into this roster.