Falcons sign two, release two

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Falcons sign two, release two

Postby buddyboy » Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:28 pm

The Atlanta Falcons announced today the activation of S Cam Newton to the 53-player roster from the team's practice squad, the signing of free agent CB Chris Cash and the placement of DE Benard Thomas to the practice squad.

Newton, 6-1, 203 pounds, was originally signed by the Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Furman and spent the first two weeks on Atlanta's practice squad.

Cash, 5-10, 185 pounds, was originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions and has seen action in 27 games with 17 starts for the Lions. He has totaled 142 tackles, two interceptions, 19 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his career.

Thomas, 6-4, 263 pounds, was a two-year starter at Nebraska and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars on April 24, 2005.

In order to make room for the additions, the Falcons have waived CB Leigh Torrence and RB DeAndra Cobb.

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Postby dirtybirdnw » Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:31 pm

We cut Cobb? So apparently Griffith is now our #1 Fullback and #3 Runningback?
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Postby buddyboy » Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:34 pm

at the moment it looks that way. maybe they put cobb on the practice squad. at least i hope they did. he looked as if he had some potential.

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Where is Buhl?

Postby thescout » Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:46 pm

With a need as 3rd corner why didn't the falcon's bring in Buhl?

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Postby dirtybirdnw » Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:50 pm

I did some checking around and noted that Buhl is an FA.
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Postby FalconsAreTheBest » Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:22 pm

Forget Buhl guys. Lets focus on Cash.

This is a guy who is a veteren who has played att subsets of the CB position. We can plug him in where need be and I rather have him then Rossum/Morton/Buhl/Terrence play corner.

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Postby Pudge » Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:15 am

Cash is a guy I mentioned as a veteran replacement for Mathis. He's experienced, as he started 17 games with the Lions over 2 years.

I don't expect him to be a great signing, but he should definitely help. We've had success with mid-season CB signings in the past. Morton wasn't bad last year. Other names that stand out are Darren Anderson (signed after Week 4 in 1998) and Mathis himself (signed after Week 2 in 2002).

Cash will likely play this week, but will have a week or two to take the #3 job from Morton/Rossum.
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