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Falcons Sign Speedy Former Jets Starter

The Atlanta Falcons are getting an injection of speed into their defensive back room after signing former New York Jets and Las Vegas Raiders defensive back Javelin Guidry.

Mike Garafolo had the news first:

Guidry originally signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Utah in 2020. It’s a little surprising he went undrafted considering he was an NFL Combine invite who ripped off a 4.29 forty at the event.

He started two games for the Jets as a rookie while playing in 11. In 2021 he played in all 17 regular season game for the Jets, starting three. He logged 486 snaps on defense for New York last year.

He forced four fumbles in 2020, finishing third in the NFL in that category. In two seasons with the Jets, Guidry finished with 70 tackles in 28 games with five starts.

Guidry was most recently in the NFL with the Las Vegas Raiders. He played in four games, mostly on special teams in September and October before being released. He was picked up by the Eagles on Halloween and was cut from the practice squad before appearing in a game.

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Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy is an Atlanta native and 20 year media veteran including time as Director of Scouting at Scout.com, Managing Editor at 247Sports, VP Content Operations at Sports Illustrated and more. Scott has appeared as a recruiting and NFL Draft analyst on dozens of media including ESPN, NFL Network, USA Today, NY Times, and more.