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Falcons Add Depth With Several Roster Moves

The NFL has entered the quietest part of the offseason. But Atlanta Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot hasn’t stopped trying to find quality depth.

At the conclusion of rookie minicamp, the Falcons reportedly signed both safety Lukas Denis and offensive tackle Barry Wesley. Both played in the XFL this past season.

Those signings come on the heels of the Falcons adding three veterans to their roster on Sunday.

On May 14, the Falcons signed veteran linebackers Andre Smith and Tae Davis.

The Score’s Jordan Schultz also reported Atlanta signed wide receiver Slade Bolden.

The most notable of these signings was Smith. A former seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Smith has carved out a special teams role in the NFL.

Last season, he played 81 special teams snaps in five games with the Tennessee Titans. That was 62% of Tennessee’s special teams snaps in those contests.

From 2019-21, Smith played at least 200 snaps on special teams every season.

Davis has also predominantly been a special teams player in his five-year career. He’s spent time on four different rosters since being an undrafted free agent in 2018. He has played 27 games for the Cleveland Browns and 18 contests for the New York Giants during his career.

The Falcons signed Bolden about two weeks after inviting him to the team facility for a workout. Bolden made 68 receptions for 712 yards and 4 touchdowns at Alabama. He’s never played in an NFL regular season game.

Denis played four seasons at Boston College from 2015-18. He attended the 2019 combine and spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but has never dressed for an NFL regular season game.

With the St. Louis BattleHawks this season, he recorded 37 total tackles, 2 interceptions and 1 sack in 10 games.

From 2017-21, Wesley played five seasons at Colorado State. He blocked for the Seattle Sea Dragons, who went 7-3 and made the XFL playoffs, this past season.

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