Falcons will reportedly sign former Eagles and Broncos linebacker Corey Nelson

The Falcons have signed two former Eagles defenders on the same day. I’m sure the former team is a coincidence Atlanta Falcons Womens Hoodie , but maybe the Falcons are hoping for a little Philadelphia magic. This time, it’s Corey Nelson, who is much better known for his four year stint in Denver than his brief stop with Philadelphia. Nelson’s a 26-year-old inside linebacker with 104 tackles, one sack and six pass deflections spread out over four seasons in Denver. He played 53 of a possible 64 games for the Broncos, serving primarily as a reserve defender and special teamer for them.As Rapoport notes above, this is probably Deion Jones insurance Authentic Julio Jones Jersey , and it makes me a little more worried about that “sore foot” than I would have been otherwise. It’s likely that Duke Riley or Foye Oluokun would slide in and start if Jones is out, but Nelson could soak up some snaps and play special teams. If Jones plays, maybe Nelson can still hang on as a deep reserve. No corresponding move has been announced yet, but if Josh Harris is healthy, it’s a safe bet that Jeff Overbaugh will be getting cut. Stay tuned for the other half of this transaction. Welcome Nelson to Atlanta!Falcons vs Bengals: Who was the offensive player of the game? For the second straight week, the Falcons offense put big numbers on the board but watched it squandered as the defense couldn’t stop the Bengals from scoring one more point. Even still Matt Ryan Jersey , there are several candidates for offensive player of the game, so that’s something I guess?Matt RyanThe Falcons QB turned in yet another stellar game that ended in a loss. He finished 29/39 for 419 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs. It was another strong performance that was undermined by a defense that couldn’t stop the Bengals offense for most of the game, and he just ran out of time for a furious comeback. Calvin RidleyAdd another 2 touchdowns to Ridley’s crazy good rookie season. The first round pick has shown tremendous route running and has already earned the trust of Matt Ryan early on. His four catches for 54 yards and 2TDs only underscores just how good he already is. Mohamed SanuThe underappreciated Sanu had several key third down conversions en route to 6 catches for 111 yards. Several of the scoring drives would have stalled out were it not for his ability to convert on key downs.Julio JonesHow does a receiver have 9 catches for 173 yards and not even seem like he was at his best? That’s Julio for you. He put up ridiculous numbers and it still felt like he probably could have done more. This offense thrives when the opposing defense has to account for him.Vote in our poll below!
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