The Atlanta Falcons announced on Tuesday that they have signed linebacker Milo Eifler to their practice squad.
Eifler began his career as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets in 2021. He then spent most of his rookie year on the Miami Dolphins practice squad.
Toward the end of the season, the Washington Commanders claimed Eifler off Miami’s practice squad. He then appeared on Washington’s active roster for three games.
In those three contests, Eifler didn’t appear on defense but played 54 snaps on special teams.
Last season, Eifler played 10 games for the Commanders. He made 4 combined tackles, including 2 solos and 1 tackle for loss.
If Eifler receives the chance to join the Falcons active roster, he could be a nice addition to the roster’s special teams unit. During his 10 games last season, he played 74% of Washington snaps on special teams.
Against the Falcons in Week 12 last year, Eifler had a tackle on special teams.
Eifler’s only experience in an NFL regular season game on defense came in Week 3 last year. He played six snaps against the Philadelphia Eagles.
In order to add Eifler, the Falcons released wide receiver Mathew Sexton from their practice squad.
Sexton has been in the NFL since 2020 but hasn’t played in a regular season game. In addition to the Falcons, he has spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers.
At Eastern Michigan, Sexton posted 100 receptions, 1,335 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns in 40 college games. He also had 23 rushing yards on six carries.
As a senior, he registered career highs with 508 receiving yards, 14.9 yards per catch and 4 touchdowns. During his junior year, Sexton recorded a career-best 37 catches.
Atlanta signing Eifler and releasing Sexton came a day after they signed defensive lineman Demone Harris to the practice squad. To make room for Harris, the Falcons cut outside linebacker Kimono Turay.