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Falcons sign S T.J. Green to practice squad

More secondary help for a team that definitely needs it.

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Heading into their week 4 matchup with the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, the Atlanta Falcons need secondary help, more specifically at cornerback. With recent news that rookie A.J. Terrell has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and week 3 standout Darqueze Dennard has been placed on injured reserve, secondary depth is running thin. They did get back 2019 5th rounder Jordan Miller, which should help.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Falcons added to their safety group by signing safety T.J. Green to their practice squad, per his management team. It’s likely too early for Green to suit up for the Falcons, but he’ll be a valued addition to the practice squad in case Ricardo Allen remains out this week, as he did last week.

Up to this point, Green has been more of a depth journeyman at safety. He was a second-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2016, where he played until joining the Seattle Seahawks in 2018. After that, he spent a portion of 2019 with the New Orleans Saints before signing with the Carolina Panthers and being released on September 15. In 33 career games, Green has 90 career tackles and three pass deflections.

The Falcons current safeties, including practice squad, is Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen, Damontae Kazee, Sharrod Neasman, Jaylinn Hawkins and now Green. Overall, I think it’s a good move to secure some experienced depth, should the team need a safety fill-in during the season.