The Falcons have signed a long-time Chiefs punter and released an offensive lineman.


The Atlanta Falcons worked out punters this week after a 48-25 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and two pivotal shanked punts by Cameron Nizialek. They clearly liked what they saw from longtime Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt, as he was signed on Tuesday afternoon.


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! Unlike Nizialek, Colquitt, 39, brings plenty of experience to the Falcons’ practice squad.

Colquitt is a Super Bowl LIV Champion

Colquitt was selected in the third round (99th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He played 15 seasons for the Chiefs, earning Pro Bowl honors in 2012 and 2016.

He left the Chiefs after winning Super Bowl LIV in 2019 and went to Pittsburgh, where he played in five games for the Steelers and one for the Jaguars.

In 16 seasons in the NFL, Colquitt has a 44. Punting average of 8 yards and 39. a net average of 7 Atlanta cut ties with offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann in order to make room for Colquitt. Wiztmann has appeared in 40 games (20 starts) for the Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, and Carolina Panthers since joining the league in 2014.

On Sunday, head coach Arthur Smith stated unequivocally that he supports the new league rules. Smith told, “There’s a lot of different things you can do these days because of the roster flexibility.” “It gives you the opportunity to have a little competition if you need it, or a little safety if something goes wrong – which is what we’ve done with the (offensive) line. ”

The Falcons have released both of the offensive linemen they signed last week, indicating that they may be on the lookout for more veterans in other areas. Keep an eye on what Smith and his team do next. More Falcons Roster Moves

The Falcons re-signed wide receiver Juwan Green and released kicker Elliot Fry for the third time in their history. Green was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Falcons after the 2020 draft.

He was signed to the practice squad after failing to make the final roster cuts and spending his entire rookie season there. This offseason, he returned to Falcons training camp, but was beaten out by wideouts Austin Trammell and Keelan Doss.

As for Fry, the Falcons continue to play with his emotions, but he’s used to it. Fry returned to the Falcons last week after spending part of last season with them as a “contingency plan.” However, the Falcons have a habit of removing him from the practice squad to make room for other players, so don’t be surprised if he returns.

Falcons Workout Top Free Agent WR

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Falcons also reportedly tried out veteran wide receiver John Brown. Brown requested to be released by the Las Vegas Raiders ahead of the 2021 season, but has yet to sign a new contract as a top free agent.

Brown requested to be released by the Las Vegas Raiders ahead of the 2021 season, but has yet to sign a new contract as a top free agent. Brown has 320 catches for 4,748 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns while averaging 14.4 yards per catch since joining the league in 2014. Each catch is worth 8 yards.


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