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Falcons Sign LB Drakeford, Waive K Castillo

Posted Aug 9, 2014

The Atlanta Falcons today have signed linebacker Darin Drakeford and waived kicker Sergio Castillo.

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed linebacker Darin Drakeford and waived kicker Sergio Castillo.
 
Drakeford, 6-1, 250 pounds, was originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as a college free agent out of Maryland following the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent time as a practice squad player with the Chiefs, New York Giants, and Indianapolis Colts during the 2013 season. He played in 43 games for the Terrapins (2009-2012) and recorded 171 tackles (99 solo), 19 tackles for loss, eight sacks, seven forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, four passes defensed, and one interception.
 
Castillo, 5-11, 195 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent on May 12, 2014. He was a four-time All-Lonestar Conference selection at West Texas A&M where he served as placekicker and punter.

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