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Falcons Add Depth on Defense, Sign former Colts LB

The Atlanta Falcons announced on Wednesday that they have filled their final practice squad spot with linebacker Donavan Mutin.

An undrafted rookie, Putin spent training camp and the preseason with the Indianapolis Colts.

Mutin played in college at Houston from 2018-22. Each of his final two seasons were impressive campaigns where Mutin recorded at least 5 tackles for loss and 77 total tackles.

In 2021, he had 77 total tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss. He also had 2 sacks.

During 2022, Mutin posted 85 total tackles, including 5 tackles for loss.

Mutin had at least 2 tackles for loss in each of his final four college seasons. He finished his college career with 252 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 3 sacks.

Furthermore, he had 4 pass defenses, 4 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and an interception.

Mutin also served as a team captain three times at Houston.

The Falcons had room to sign Mutin to their practice squad after the team signed defensive tackle LaCale London from the practice squad to the active roster.

Atlanta activated London as a practice squad elevation in both Weeks 6 and 7. He recorded 4 combined tackles, including 1 tackle for loss and 1 fumble recovery in 42 defensive snaps and 2 snaps on special teams during those two games.

That was London’s first regular season action in the NFL since 2021.

The Falcons added London to their active roster as they prepare to meet Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans. Henry isn’t as dangerous as he was three years ago, but he’s still averaging more than 70 rushing yards per game.

The Falcons will face the Titans on the road in Week 8. Next, they will host the Minnesota Vikings and then visit the Arizona Cardinals before their Week 11 bye.