Falcons hang onto Courtney Upshaw

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The Falcons have bigger deals to do in the coming hours, but they filled in a blank with a versatile player.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Falcons have agreed to terms to bring back linebacker/defensive end Courtney Upshaw.

The former Ravens second-rounder played a number of roles for the Falcons last year, and he’s good against the run.

They have more deals to do, and are working on a big extension for cornerback Marcus Trufant, as they try to keep a young defense together.