The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they signed safety Charles Godfrey and waived safety Sean Baker.
Godfrey, 5-11, 210 pounds, was originally selected by the Carolina Panthers in the third round (67th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Iowa. In seven seasons with the Panthers, he played in 82 games with 75 starts while tallying 372 tackles (289 solo), three sacks, 33 passes defensed, and 11 interceptions. Godfrey played in seven games with one start in 2014 before being released by the Panthers on October 21. He played in 47 games with 28 starts at Iowa where he was a second team All-Big 10 selection as a senior.
Baker, 6-0, 209 pounds, was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a college free agent out of Ball State following the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent part of the 2013 season on the Falcons practice squad before being signed to the active roster for the season finale. Baker was signed to the Falcons active roster on September 30 after beginning the season on the club's practice squad.