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Falcons sign replacement LBs Chaney and Gaither


The Falcons have begun the process of back-filling the holes left in their defense by signing a pair of experienced linebackers.

The team announced they signed former Eagles linebacker Jamar Chaney and journeyman Omar Gaither, filling the roster spots created when linebacker Sean Weatherspoon was placed on short-term IR and defensive end Kroy Biermann the season-long version.

Chaney started 23 games the previous three seasons for the Eagles, including 16 in 2011. But he was released by the Eagles in their switch to a 3-4. Gaither’s been with the Eagles, Panthers, Texans and Raiders, and at 29 is a lot younger than he seems.

The Falcons also promoted Patrick DiMarco from the practice squad, to replace fullback Bradie Ewing, who was placed on IR also.

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5 Responses to “Falcons sign replacement LBs Chaney and Gaither”
  1. salmen76 says: Sep 17, 2013 4:36 PM

    Falcons general manager scanning the “scrub” waiver-wire. Yall are such a joke. I see Miami going to 3 and 0 this weekend! Falcons will be 1 and 2. Can you say 1 and 2. Ha Ha! Geaux Saints!

  2. touchdownroddywhite says: Sep 17, 2013 4:40 PM

    Nice, but I doubt anybody is going to confuse Chaney for Spoons…

  3. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 17, 2013 4:43 PM

    Hey at least they have those two stud WR’s and stud RB.

    Well, one stud WR and the other loudmouth WR and RB will be back, eventually.

    At least they have that $100million QB who’s won all of those playoff games.

    Well, one out of two ain’t bad.

  4. janvanflac says: Sep 17, 2013 4:49 PM

    Chaney is a serviceable player….surprised it took him this long to catch on.

  5. mp4philly says: Sep 17, 2013 10:01 PM

    Eagles south

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