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Biermann Returns to Falcons with New Contract

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann.

Biermann, 6-3, 255 pounds, was selected by the Falcons in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. In seven seasons in Atlanta, he has posted 273 tackles (202 solo) with 21 sacks, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble, two interceptions, and three defensive touchdowns. Last season, Biermann started 15 games and set a career high with 80 tackles (55 solo). He also added 4.5 sacks, his third season with four-or-more sacks, and three passes defensed.

The Montana native saw action in all 16 games with three starts in 2012 while collaring 53 total tackles (45 solo) with 10 tackles for loss and four sacks. Biermann played in all 16 games with one start, totaling 35 tackles (16 solo), 2.5 sacks, one interception, and one touchdown in 2011. He started 14 games in 2010, logging 37 tackles (30 solo) with three sacks, one interception, and one touchdown. The versatile player posted a career-high five sacks in 2009 while adding 46 tackles (40 solo) and his first career touchdown on a fumble recovery.

Biermann played in 52 career games while collaring 220 tackles, 32 sacks, the second-highest total in school history, 45 tackles for loss, nine forced fumbles, and seven fumble recoveries at Montana. He was named the 2007 Big Sky Conference Defensive MVP and collected 70 tackles 15 sacks, 18 tackles for loss and five forced fumbles during his senior campaign.

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