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Falcons Add Offensive Lineman to Practice Squad

The Atlanta Falcons announced on Wednesday that they signed offensive lineman John Leglue to their practice squad.

Leglue spent training camp and the preseason with the Tennessee Titans. But he’s been a free agent since the Titans waived him on August 29.

The 27-year-old native of Alexandria, Louisiana went undrafted in the 2019 NFL draft. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos.

Leglue had stints with the Broncos, New Orleans Saints, and Green Bay Packers as a rookie in 2019. He was on the Packers active roster at the end of the regular season, but he didn’t appear in a game.

After the Packers waived him prior to the 2020 season, Leglue continued his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. After a year on Pittsburgh’s practice squad, he made his first NFL appearance in Week 13 of the 2021 season.

To end that season, Leglue started five games for the Steelers. Pittsburgh won three of them and earned the final AFC Wild Card spot. He also started the team’s playoff matchup versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

But after the 2022 preseason, the Steelers released Leglue and signed him to the practice squad. He hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2021 and signed with the Titans in January.

Leglue played four seasons in college at Tulane. He made starts at four different positions on the offensive line during his college career.

Overall, Leglue made 38 starts in 49 college games. He started all 13 games at right guard as a senior.

The Falcons have been very healthy on the offensive line this season. The same five offensive linemen have started all nine games for Atlanta during 2023.

But obviously adding depth is never a bad idea. Leglue is a particularly interesting offensive lineman for the practice squad because of his experience at multiple offensive line positions.