Atlanta Falcons 2020 Free Agency Tracker


Editor's note: The Falcons 2020 Free Agency Tracker will be updated regularly to include the team's latest moves in free agency.

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 1 at 10:24 a.m. ET

NFL free agency has officially started, and the Falcons Free Agency Tracker is here to keep you updated on all of the team's moves in the coming weeks. The tracker will also include players who were pending free agents but were re-signed by the Falcons prior to the start of the new league year.

NFL policies regarding COVID-19 will impact how the Falcons are able to announce any transactions over the coming weeks.

Below, you'll find a list of the official moves and reported moves the Falcons have made this free agency period – the most recent moves will be listed first – as well as links to the stories we've written for each individual signing.

At the bottom of this tracker, we will have a section showing where former Falcons players end up signing.


Edmond Robinson

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Houston Roughnecks
  • Why he fits with the team: Robinson, 28, spent one season with the Houston Roughnecks, who were a perfect 5-0 and the only undefeated team in the XFL in 2020. In those five games, Robinson had 22 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.

Khari Lee

  • Position: Tight end
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: DC Defenders
  • Why he fits with the team: Lee, who most recently played in the XFL, had eight receptions for 91 yards and two touchdowns for the DC Defenders in 2020. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound product out of Bowie State has played for four different NFL teams – the Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills – since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

LaRoy Reynolds

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Cincinnati Bengals
  • Why he fits with the team: Throughout his career, Reynolds has been a reliable special teams player across a variety of units. During his seven seasons in the NFL, Reynolds has recorded 105 tackles, three tackles for a loss, two pass defenses and two fumble recoveries. In addition to his prowess on special teams, Reynolds could provide depth for a Falcons linebacker unit that lost starter De'Vondre Campbell in free agency. His experience with the Falcons' defensive scheme should help him get up to speed fairly quickly.
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Justin McCray - Reported by Rob Demovsky

  • Position: Offensive line
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Cleveland Browns
  • Why he fits with the team: The Falcons have four of their five offensive line spots seemingly settled as they head into training camp, but the left guard spot is expected to have some competition. McCray's background suggests he could be in the mix at that spot, and, at the very least, the 6-foot-3, 317-pound lineman can provide depth that is crucial in the trenches.

Laquon Treadwell - Reported by Zach Klein

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Minnesota Vikings
  • Why he fits with the team: The Falcons have one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley set to return. The emergence of Russell Gage as the team's third receiver after Atlanta traded Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots was encouraging for the future. Treadwell will likely compete for a spot in the receiver mix during training camp and the preseason, and he will provide even more depth to the group.
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Blidi Wreh-Wilson

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Why he fits with the team: Wreh-Wilson, 30, is a familiar face for the Falcons and has been with the team since the 2016 season. He's only started three games during that time, but Wreh-Wilson is a trusted backup on Atlanta's defense who has fared well when called into action. During his time with the Falcons, Wreh-Wilson has recorded 33 tackles and 10 passes defensed.

Sharrod Neasman

  • Position: Safety
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Why he fits with the team: During his four seasons with the Falcons, Neasman has recorded 53 tackles, two tackles for a loss, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Neasman's biggest impact for Atlanta has come on special teams. In 2019 Neasman participated in 73.8 percent of the Falcons' special teams snaps, the most of any player.
  • Position: Running back
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Los Angeles Rams
  • Why he fits with the team: It was believed the Falcons could address the running back position this offseason after the team decided to release starter Devonta Freeman. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has often added to that position through the draft, but Gurley is a rare type of player. With this move, Atlanta would now have an offense led by Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Gurley, giving the Falcons one of the best groups of skill players in the league. Atlanta averaged 85.1 rushing yards per game in 2019, the third-fewest in the NFL. The Rams, however, have boasted a top-eight rushing offense in three of Gurley's five seasons. Gurley will also have a deep group of running backs behind him who should be able to keep him fresh when needed.

Hayden Hurst - Trade with Baltimore

  • Position: Tight end
  • Contract: Two years with possible fifth-year option
  • 2019 team: Baltimore Ravens
  • Why he fits with the team: The Falcons had a need at tight end after starter Austin Hooper became a free agent and reportedly signed with the Cleveland Browns, and Hurst certainly fills that need. Hurst has a similar feel for navigating zone defenses that made Hooper so effective in Atlanta, and he has enough athleticism to create problems for defenders in one-on-one situations. In his two seasons with the Ravens, Hurst caught 43 passes for 512 yards and three touchdowns. Hurst earned a 72.4 grade from Pro Football Focus for his play in 2019, which ranked 14th among all NFL tight ends.
  • Position: Outside linebacker
  • Contract: Three years (reported)
  • 2019 team: Los Angeles Rams
  • Why he fits with the team: Fowler, 25, has a close relationship with Falcons coach Dan Quinn, who helped recruit him to the University of Florida, and will be a welcome addition for Atlanta, which is seeking to boost its pass rush. The third-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Fowler recorded a career-high 11.5 sacks for the Los Angeles Rams last season. During his four seasons in the league, Fowler has recorded 141 tackles, 34 tackles for a loss and 27.5 sacks.

Tyeler Davison

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Contract: Three years
  • 2019 team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Why he fits with the team: The Falcons had the 12th-best run defense against runs up the middle in 2019, allowing 3.91 yards per carry. Davison played a large role in limited opponent's interior run games, and he formed an effective tandem with Pro Bowler Grady Jarrett. As Atlanta seeks to improve its pass rush this offseason, extending Davison could go a long way in maintaining the interior run defense next season.

Keith Smith

  • Position: Fullback
  • Contract: Three years
  • 2019 team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Why he fits with the team: Smith signed with the Falcons last season and played in all 16 games with the team, making five starts. He played 196 snaps for Atlanta in 2019, the most of his career, catching one pass for 13 yards and carrying the ball five times for 8 yards, including four first downs. The Falcons want to increase their rushing efficiency next season, and Smith's familiarity with the offense should be a benefit.

Steven Means

  • Position: Defensive end
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Why he fits with the team: The Falcons signed Means during the 2018 season, and he went on to play in eight games with four starts. In 2018, Means registered 14 tackles, one tackle for a loss and one sack. He suffered a season-ending Achilles injury prior to the 2019 season. Means provides some key depth at the defensive end position for Atlanta.
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John Wetzel

  • Position: Offensive line
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Why he fits with the team: Wetzel, 28, appeared in two games for the Falcons after signing with Atlanta last offseason. The veteran has the type of versatility the Falcons look for in their reserve offensive linemen, and he has familiarity within Atlanta's scheme.

Younghoe Koo

  • Position: Kicker
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Why he fits with the team: In his first action with Atlanta, Koo made all four of his field goal attempts and both extra point attempts during the Falcons' 26-9 victory in New Orleans. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts. Koo was also named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers when he made all four of his field goal and extra point attempts and recovered a fumble on a kickoff in Atlanta's 40-20 win.

Ryan Allen

  • Position: Punter
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Why he fits with the team: Allen performed admirably during his eight games with the Falcons. The former New England Patriot punted the ball 28 times and averaged nearly 42 yards per attempt, proving especially effective at pinning opponents deep in their own territory. Of Allen's 28 punts, half were downed inside of the 20-yard line, and he had just three touchbacks during his time in Atlanta.

Sam Irwin-Hill

  • Position: Punter
  • Contract: One year
  • 2019 team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Why he fits with the team: The Australian-born punter was briefly on the Falcons' practice squad last season, and he was one of the top punters in college football while at the University of Arkansas. At Arkansas, Irwin-Hill punted the ball 104 times and averaged 42 yards per punt. Irwin-Hill also ran the ball four times while in college, including a 51-yard rushing touchdown against Texas A&M in 2014.


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