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Falcons sign veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 08:   A.J. Hawk #50 of the Green Bay Packers tackles  Patrick DiMarco #42 of the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at Lambeau Field on December 8, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Getty Images

Apparently, the interest the Falcons had in A.J. Hawk was real.

Per a tweet from his agent, the veteran linebacker has signed with the Falcons, giving them a solid fill-in for a position wracked by injuries.

The 32-year-old Hawk was needed after the Falcons lost Sean Weatherspoon for the season with a torn Achilles last week, with three other linebackers hurt as well.

Hawk was able to fill in well for the Bengals last year when injuries descended upon them, starting 11 games and playing all 16.

The Falcons are 30th in the league in total defense, but having the top-ranked offense in the league helps keep that from being a disaster.

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10 Responses to “Falcons sign veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk”
  1. jjackwagon says: Oct 4, 2016 2:49 PM

    They will need him this week. But will adding him be enough to hang the first loss on the Broncos?

  2. amaf21 says: Oct 4, 2016 3:04 PM

    any word on whether or not his brother Mike Hawk will be following him there?

  3. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 4, 2016 3:37 PM

    Will Mike Hunt beat him out?

  4. cribbage12 says: Oct 4, 2016 3:38 PM

    Well I’ve heard his brother is way too small to play.

  5. cribbage12 says: Oct 4, 2016 3:40 PM

    And his brother never presents a stiff challenge. Too soft.

  6. wrlegrand says: Oct 4, 2016 3:50 PM

    I think Tony Hawk could have racked up 100 yards receiving against the Panthers this past weekend, without his skateboard…

  7. whatjusthapped says: Oct 4, 2016 4:00 PM

    For the Falcon fans who think Hawk can play, you’re right, he’s great at tackling about 5 to 7 yards down the field. As far as filling a gap, blitzing, or covering a RB out of the backfield, he didn’t do that well in his prime and if he’s lost a step or two, you are screwed big time.

    I would sign a younger player that can run rather than a washed up player on his final legs.

  8. 49tinakane says: Oct 4, 2016 4:04 PM

    another packers Bust—-

  9. athwartships says: Oct 4, 2016 4:17 PM

    Not sure what is more surprising, Hawk is still playing or that someone signed him.

  10. misterplowthatnameagainismisterplow says: Oct 5, 2016 1:06 PM

    Awful signing.

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