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Falcons reach terms with rookie Kerry Meier

FOXSports.com’s Adam Caplan reports that the Falcons have agreed to terms with rookie receiver Kerry Meier on a four-year contract.  The deal is reportedly worth $1.95 million, indicating that the signing bonus was roughly $160,000.

Meier began his college career at Kansas as a quarterback.  He was ineffective in the role, lost the job to diminutive Todd Reesing, and landed at slot receiver full time in KU’s spread offense for his final two seasons.  The Jayhawks’ wide-open attack allowed Meier to rack up stats.  He left Kansas as the school’s all-time receptions leader.
At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds with 4.6 to 4.7 speed, however, Meier isn’t going to be a dynamic player in the pros.  In Atlanta, he may need to learn to play special teams just to avoid final cuts.
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19 Responses to “Falcons reach terms with rookie Kerry Meier”
  1. RayDaMayor says: Jul 16, 2010 12:37 PM

    Typical Falcon pick……cut within 2 years.

  2. hey-seuss says: Jul 16, 2010 12:50 PM

    hey Silvia…WTF do you know? Have you ever even seen him play? He has the size to where he can possibly move to H-back. He has reliable hands.

  3. stiller43 says: Jul 16, 2010 12:52 PM

    Hines Ward isn’t a burner, and he’s at 10,947 yards and 895 receptions, and he’s the most prolific receiver in the history of a storied franchise…
    Not saying this guy’s going to be Hines, but running a 4.6 isn’t a career death sentence.

  4. rayderfan says: Jul 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    Kerry is a football player. He might now WOW anyone with his speed but he knows how to get open and catches everything in sight. He will be a good number 2 or 3 WR in the league.

  5. newerascouting says: Jul 16, 2010 1:02 PM

    Silva must be a Missouri Tigers fan. Shit… just report the news, buddy.

  6. Guy Incognito says: Jul 16, 2010 1:03 PM

    Or maybe they are committed to running the ball and they need a big body possesion receiver that can run block for Turner.
    Just saying, that’s how Moose made his living in Carolina. Hated to see him go.

  7. tdub12 says: Jul 16, 2010 1:10 PM

    Brian Finneran was always a reliable target in Atlanta and that was with two torn acl’s. It takes hard work and determination in this league to be successful and IDK how you can justify the fact that Meier won’t have a succesful career when he hasn’t even taken a snap yet. I suggest Silva you give the kid a chance before you find yourself eating sand outta your toes.

  8. Paulitik says: Jul 16, 2010 1:14 PM

    “RayDaMayor says:
    July 16, 2010 12:37 PM
    Typical Falcon pick……cut within 2 years”
    Meier has great hands, he will be a nice weapon in the slot for Matt. He catches everything thrown to him. This kid will be a steal. Big football IQ.
    Speaking of “in the slot” Hey Ray, how’s your Mom doing? She was cutting some lines before I banged her last night.

  9. Moonunit says: Jul 16, 2010 1:32 PM

    Running a 4.6, Jerry Rice was never going to be as explosive a player in the NFL. Wes Welker ran a 4.7. The 40 means nothing.

  10. FalconsFan says: Jul 16, 2010 1:45 PM

    With Brian Finneran’s career coming to an end Meier could be a nice replacement. Finn ran a 4.59 coming out of college, which was his fastest recorded time, he’s 6’5″ instead of 6’3″ but both players are essentially the same guy.
    With the potential starting line up of White/Douglas/Jenkins and Gonzalez a player like Meier could be a great 4th WR. Funny enough Finn has been a great special teams player over his career, there’s no reason Meier can’t play both WR and Special Teams.
    To those mocking this pick by the Falcons, $487,500 a year for a player with the upside of Meier is a deal I’d take any day of the week.

  11. Davo says: Jul 16, 2010 1:48 PM

    2 years with Tgon and this kid will be great.

  12. JDeezy says: Jul 16, 2010 2:29 PM

    Florio,
    Stop letting interns write your articles.

  13. RayDaMayor says: Jul 16, 2010 2:35 PM

    Paulitik,
    Sorry if your team is a perrenial joke. Have they ever won the big game? Oh that’s right, the answer is no. Like I said, losers.
    Tell your Mom to wipe the stains from her lips and chin, I glazed it at lunchtime on my withdrawl.
    In the meantime, keep pulling for your 4.7 40yard WR in the slot.
    RTM

  14. hotchick says: Jul 16, 2010 4:12 PM

    Lets work on our ability to understand what we read.
    “Meier isn’t going to be a dynamic player in the pros. ”
    “IDK how you can justify the fact that Meier won’t have a succesful career” He didn’t say he wouldn’t have a successful career.
    Lets also not point to the rare exceptions like Rice, Welker and Ward to make the writer seem stupid. Do you really want to compare the relative handful of stars in the league who ran “4.7″ 40′s with the laundry list of guys who ran that time and didn’t stick? (often because they wern’t an asset on special teams either)
    The Finneran comparison makes sense. Possibly looking to replace him with a similar skill set. But really, did you ever feel the Falcons were going to go far with Fin as a major factor in the offense? He was a reliable role player who you knew would do his job. Certainly not dynamic.

  15. Paulitik says: Jul 16, 2010 8:58 PM

    @RayDaFailure,
    Aint’s love to regurgitate their tormentor’s joke back at them due to their total lack of creativity. The old “Rubber/Glue” method.
    Well my Rubber/Glue method was slapping your mom in the face with the used rubber and getting the “glue” in her eyes, while your crying daddy watched.
    As if you ever took enough time pulling your junk out of your pet goat to get a shot with an actual lady, let alone someone’s mom.
    You can shove your cheap charity Lombardi up your gumbohole, we’ll have plenty by the end of this decade.

  16. Paulitik says: Jul 16, 2010 8:59 PM

    Aint’s love to regurgitate their tormentor’s joke back at them due to their total lack of creativity. The old “Rubber/Glue” method.
    Well my Rubber/Glue method was slapping your mom in the face with the used rubber and getting the “glue” in her eyes, while your crying daddy watched.
    As if you ever took enough time pulling your junk out of your pet goat to get a shot with an actual lady, let alone someone’s mom.
    You can shove your cheap charity Lombardi up your gumbohole, we’ll have plenty by the end of this decade.

  17. Paulitik says: Jul 16, 2010 9:01 PM

    Aint’s love to regurgitate their tormentor’s joke back at them due to their total lack of creativity. The old “Rubber/Glue” method.
    Well my Rubber/Glue method was slapping your mom in the face with the used rubber and getting the “glue” in her eyes, while your crying daddy watched.
    As if you ever took enough time pulling your junk out of your pet goat to get a shot with an actual lady, let alone someone’s mom.
    You can shove your cheap charity Lombardi up your gumbohole, we’ll have plenty by the end of this decade.

  18. tdub12 says: Jul 16, 2010 10:07 PM

    Writer basically makes it seem like Meier isn’t good enough to make the team let alone be any good in this league besides on kickoffs. Screw that ATL has horrible WR depth and Meier should definitly make the team. Granted Michael Jenkins and Harry Douglas stay heathly AND productive he might see limited snaps but don’t count him out just yet… we are way too far away from season to do that to anyone at this point.

  19. brasho says: Jul 17, 2010 9:27 AM

    I hate the Falcons but Meier ran an official 4.62 at the combine and then a 4.51 at his pro day. His 3 cone drill of 6.52 is awesome. No, he isn’t a sprinter, but his 40 times are a lot better than the player he most resembles, Anquan Boldin.

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