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.