Falcons Sign A Veteran CB

An Atlanta Falcons helmet on the field during Super Bowl LI practice on February 2, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
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The Atlanta Falcons continue to re-stock their secondary defense while adding more veteran firepower to their already superior unit.

According to Ian Rapoport, they agreed to terms with former Cincinnati Bengals star CB Trey Flowers on a one-year deal.

The team had already signed Mike Hughes to a two-year deal, later traded for Jeff Okudah and Clark Phillips III out of Utah in the fourth round of this year’s NFL Draft.

Flowers would provide more experience and depth to a unit that already consisted of Cornell Armstrong, AJ Terrell, Darren Hall and Dee Alford, having released Casey Hayward.

Of course, Okudah and Terrell are expected to line up first, and there will be plenty of options to start at the slot.

The team struggled with injuries last season, so they don’t want to be in the same situation next campaign.

Flowers in this league come with a lot of pedigree.

He excelled with the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals.

However, he is an aging veteran and has lost some ground as the years go by.

Notably, this signing took a long time to come, as they had met a few months earlier but were unable to strike a deal at the time.

Now, he will be reunited with former coach Steven Jackson and S Jesse Bates III, and the Falcons will certainly be a better defensive team in 2023.

The NFC South may be ready for at least one more season, and their fans are hopeful that this defensive unit can get them back to the playoffs in 2022 after a rough year.

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