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Falcons bring back Brian Williams

Released by the Jaguars in September, Brian Williams’ first season with the Falcons ended in October with a torn ACL.

The Falcons will give him another shot in 2010, re-signing the cornerback to a one-year contract, according to Alex Marvez of FOX.

It’s possible Williams, 30, could play free safety, which he did at times in Jacksonville. Atlanta is very thin in the secondary, so this is a sensible low-risk deal.

Williams was our eighth-ranked unrestricted free agent defensive back, which says a lot about the lack of depth on the market.

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6 Responses to “Falcons bring back Brian Williams”
  1. PervySharstainharvin says: Mar 4, 2010 1:48 PM

    Did NBC let him out of his contract for that nightly news gig?

  2. Paulitik says: Mar 4, 2010 1:52 PM

    Brian Williams played very well for us until he blew his knee out in the middle of the season. It certainly helped that he was familiar with Smith and Van Gorder’s system. Grimes and Owens looked promising at the end of the season, if we can pick up Bodden or Robinson, or maybe get Wilson or Haden in the draft our secondary will much improved. (Counting that we address the pass-rush issues as well)

  3. d3murf says: Mar 4, 2010 1:57 PM

    B.Williams doesn’t need to play safety! Does anyone in the media besides “Steve Wyche” actually watch Falcons games? Thomas Decoud did a really good job filling in for the highly drafted William Moore. The Strong Safety spot in locked up, Erik Coleman is the bomb!! He will dismember you if you come across the middle. The Falcons need help at corner, that’s why B. Williams is coming back…

  4. FireJerryJones says: Mar 4, 2010 1:57 PM

    Wow. NBC really gets the most out of it’s talent.

  5. fatso says: Mar 4, 2010 2:20 PM

    I thought he was a news anchor

  6. fatso says: Mar 4, 2010 3:03 PM

    I think Dan Rather is the other side CB.

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