Falcons claim Matt Barkley off waivers from Panthers

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The Falcons placed quarterback Feleipe Franks on the reserve/COVID list Tuesday, leaving them with only two quarterbacks on their roster.

They added depth Wednesday, claiming Matt Barkley off waivers from the Panthers.

Barkley will serve as the third quarterback behind Matt Ryan and Josh Rosen with Franks out.

The Panthers signed Barkley off the Titans’ practice squad in November, and he dressed for a game but did not see any game action. Barkley appeared in five games for the Bills as a backup in 2020 and last started a regular-season game in 2018 for Buffalo.

The Eagles selected Barkley in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. He has spent time with the Eagles, Cardinals, Bears, 49ers, Bengals, Bills, Titans and Panthers.

Barkley made six starts for the Bears in 2016.

6 responses to “Falcons claim Matt Barkley off waivers from Panthers

  1. Gee…I wonder if the Falcons playing the Bills this week has anything to do with signing Barkley.

  2. Atlanta could have the BILLS playbook and two guys in their huddle and they still won’t be able to stop what’s coming on Sunday!

  3. Where has Barkley ever succeeded? The retreads in this league that aren’t able to get out of their own way is remarkable. I guess he is the filler in a team meatloaf.

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