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James Sanders joins the Falcons

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In New England, safety James Sanders was called a coach on the field by his teammates that often looked to Sanders to settle things down and get everyone lined up in the right spot.

Cut by the Patriots on Monday, Sanders quickly found work with a team that could use an experienced player at the position. The Falcons agreed to terms with Sanders on a one-year deal, according to Adam Schefter.

Sanders figures to backup Thomas DeCoud at free safety. The Falcons have a nice starting group, but they needed help with their depth.

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9 Responses to “James Sanders joins the Falcons”
  1. iamgoodkid says: Aug 30, 2011 10:47 PM

    finally the falcons gets somebody in that secondary safety

  2. paulitik74 says: Aug 30, 2011 10:53 PM

    Sweet, we could definitely use the depth. He might even challenge DeCoud for the starting spot. I’m a DeCoud fan, but dude has been giving up too many big plays. Now if we can get a vet Nickel we are set.

  3. vuudu says: Aug 30, 2011 11:00 PM

    Lucky you changed from “there” to “their”. I was about to say you have been spending too much time on player’s twitter pages.

  4. hobbsterp says: Aug 30, 2011 11:04 PM

    Sanders figures to backup Thomas DeCoud at free safety. The Falcons have a nice starting group, but there depth needed help.

    I believe it should be” THEIR” depth needed help. It was where I went to school anyway. Just trying to help.

  5. kane337 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:17 AM

    Nice pickup by the Falcons. The current backups were very young. This solidifies the safety spots if DeCoud or Moore were to go down.

  6. richm2256 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:59 AM

    Bill Belichick obviously believed he had better options in camp.

    Not sure what that says about Sanders, but the Falcons are going to find out.

  7. mdd913 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:31 AM

    The Falcons have a nice starting group


    They do? This is news to anyone who has, you know, actually watched Falcons games. Grimes is by far the best DB they have and even he is limited by his height. Safeties are average and Robinson is total hot garbage.

  8. homelanddefense says: Aug 31, 2011 9:03 AM

    very nice signing for the Falcons. I figured he would go to Atlanta or KC since the front offices both have New England ties.

  9. CKL says: Aug 31, 2011 1:21 PM

    I wish him well. Makes sense w/ Dimitroff there. Sanders is a good solid player and person. The secondary guys in NE have already expressed gratitude for how much he helped them and that they will all miss him.

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