The Atlanta Falcons waived offensive lineman Josh Miles a day after the 53-man roster was announced. The speculation was the Falcons had a replacement player lined up, and it’s former Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Isaiah Prince according to Mike Garafolo.
“Falcons are signing veteran OT Isaiah Prince to their active roster, source says,” wrote Garafolo on Twitter. “Prince was with the Broncos this summer after spending the previous four seasons with the Bengals.”
Prince (6’7/305) was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 6th round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Ohio State.
He played four games for the Dolphins as a rookie before moving to the Bengals. Prince appeared in 15 regular season games for the Bengals in 2021, starting four. He also started all-four post-season games, including the Super Bowl, as the Bengals made an improbable run in the playoffs.
He spent the summer with the Denver Broncos, but he didn’t make the 53-man roster. The Broncos elected to go with Cam Fleming, who performed well for them last year, and rookie Alex Palczewski who had a strong training camp.
The Falcons signed Prince to compete as a backup offensive tackle to both Jake Matthews and Kaleb McGary. Atlanta signed Ethan Greenidge as a free agent to potentially fill the role of swing tackle. However, Greenidge didn’t make it through the summer before being placed on injured reserve.
2021 third-round pick Jalen Mayfield was given a shot to win the job in the preseason. The Falcons cut him after the third and final preseason game.
Germain Ifedi was with the Atlanta Falcons last season as a backup offensive tackle. Atlanta decided not to offer him another contract. He signed with the Buffalo Bills this week.