The Atlanta Falcons confirmed on Monday that they had made their second roster move in as many days.
Pruitt was originally a fifth-round draft choice out of Southern Illinois by the Minnesota Vikings in 2015. He spent his rookie season with the Vikings before splitting time with the Vikings and Chicago Bears (you knew there had to be a Bears connection in there) in 2016.
He played one game with the Houston Texans in 2017 before spending the next four seasons with the Tennessee Titans.
Pruitt started 24 games in four years with the Titans and had 34 catches for 386 yards and seven touchdowns in Tennessee. With Lee Smith retiring and Hayden Hurst moving on in free agency, there is an opportunity to earn playing time spelling Kyle Pitts and in two-tight end sets.
Pruitt will compete with the likes of Anthony Firsker, John Fitzpatrick, and a wild-card possibility in Feleipe Franks for snaps at tight end.
Franks has looked good at tight end at training camp and could see extensive action in passing situations.
The Falcons are in action on Friday night in Detroit against the Lions. The game will be played at 6 p.m. and airs on FOX 5. Last year, the Falcons didn’t play their starters in the preseason, but there appears to be better competition at several spots this year.