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Falcons sign defensive lineman Taniela Tupou

Posted Oct 10, 2017

The Falcons have signed Taniela Tupou to their active roster

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons signed defensive lineman Taniela Tupou to the active roster on Tuesday.

Atlanta (3-1) has suffered a few injuries to players along their defensive line over the past few weeks – Jack Crawford recently was placed on the injured reserve list with a bicep injury while Vic Beasley (hamstring) and Courtney Upshaw (ankle/knee) have also been dealing with injuries.

Adding Tupou to the active roster gives the Falcons depth at this position. With this move, the Falcons’ roster is now set at 53 players.

Tupou was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks as a college free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Washington. That season he saw action in one game for the Seahawks.

The defensive lineman signed with the Falcons in May and was signed to Atlanta’s practice squad in Week 3. 

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