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Three more Falcons rookies under contract

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Offensive lineman Peter Konz wasn’t the only member of the Falcons’ draft class to leave the weekend’s minicamp with a new contract.

The team also announced that fullback Bradie Ewing, safety Charles Mitchell and defensive tackle Travian Robertson were also signed to four-year deals this weekend. That leaves linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi and tackle Lamar Holmes as the only unsigned members of the six-man draft class.

Ewing, a fifth-round pick, should have the inside track on the fullback job with the departure of Ovie Mughelli. Mitchell was selected in the sixth round and projects to be a special teams contributor and backup safety as a rookie. Robertson, a seventh-round pick, will probably have to force the Falcons to keep him on the defensive line this summer or hope for a spot on the practice squad if that doesn’t work out.

The Falcons also signed three tryout players. Fullback Lee Meisner, wide receiver Kenny Stafford and tight end Aron White all impressed team brass enough to earn longer looks this offseason. Defensive tackle Ray Kibble did the opposite. Signed as an undrafted free agent, Kibble was waived after his first weekend with Atlanta.

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3 Responses to “Three more Falcons rookies under contract”
  1. beckzhere says: May 14, 2012 11:07 AM

    I thought Massaquoi was a DE?

  2. atlien698 says: May 14, 2012 11:29 AM

    beckzhere says:May 14, 2012 11:07 AM

    I thought Massaquoi was a DE?
    My understanding is that Falcons plan to line him up as outside rush linebacker as they transition to 3-4 under Nolan. He’s dropped his weight down as well.

  3. breadslicer says: May 14, 2012 12:21 PM

    Falcons play a hybrid 4-3 and Nolan and co have said they will continue to do so.

    Any move to a true 3-4 would be news to me.

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