One of the two players that were signed by the Atlanta Falcons is former Kansas City Chiefs practice squad member, Chris Cooper. The Atlanta Falcons and Cooper agreed to a two year deal Friday. This signing helps the Falcons add depth to a position that, last season, saw stars Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen fall to injuries.
The other player the Falcons signed is former Los Angeles Rams safety, Afolabi Laguda. Laguda played at Colorado University, like Falcons rising star, Isaiah Oliver. He, like Cooper, will add depth to a position that needs depth.
The Falcons adding depth throughout the offensive line and defense is important given the amount of key injuries the Falcons had to deal with last season. Both players mentioned had relatively decent collegiate careers at their respective colleges. They are both young guys who are hungry to prove that they belong in the NFL after given very little opportunity to prove themselves by their former teams. Both guys will do just fine with the Falcons and are great signings.
With the Falcons adding depth at certain positions, it opens up more draft opportunities. The Falcons can go after who they want without having to worry about whether a position on the roster is lacking in depth. The Falcons added more depth along the defensive line this week by adding former Falcon and Super Bowl champion, Adrian Clayborn and former Saints DL Tyeler Davison.
The Falcons signings this off-season may not be ‘sexy’, but they are important signings to make sure that, if more key players drop this upcoming season like last season, there will be capable players ready to fill in and help the Falcons.