The Atlanta Falcons continues a busy-opening week of free agency by signing former Cleveland Browns and New York Giants linebacker Tae Davis, according to a report from Ian Rapoport.
“The Falcons continue their free agency shopping spree on defense, adding linebacker Tae Davis, per his agents,” reported Rapoport.
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Davis was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants in 2018 out of UT-Chattanooga. He played in 14 games and started four as a rookie with the Giants before joining Cleveland in the middle of his second season.
He played two full seasons with the Browns mostly as a special teams player. He had just 25 snaps on defense compared with 402 with the Giants, but he had 429 snaps on special teams in Cleveland.
The Falcons made a similar move last season when they signed cornerback Mike Ford. Ford struggled in the secondary trying to make the Denver Broncos roster, but he turned into a special teams ace in Atlanta last season.
Atlanta also signed linebacker Kaden Elliss earlier this week, but Davis seems more like a depth, special teams possibility than to push Elliss, second-year pro Troy Andersen, or Mykal Walker for snaps on defense.
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