Falcons agree to terms with Jalen Myrick, release Stephone Anthony

The Atlanta Falcons announced Saturday that they have agreed to terms with cornerback Jalen Myrick and, in a corresponding move, released linebacker Stephone Anthony.

Myrick, 24, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound cornerback appeared in five games for the Jaguars during the 2017 season, returning one kickoff for 18 yards. The Jaguars released Myrick prior to the 2018 season, and he was then picked up by the Minnesota Vikings and spent the remainder of the year rotating on and off their practice squad. Myrick was released by the Vikings this spring.

Anthony was signed by the Falcons earlier this summer. The former first-round pick has been with the Falcons throughout their first three preseason games and recorded five combined tackles, including one tackle for a loss in that time.

During the Falcons' third preseason game against the New York Jets, cornerbacks Damontae Kazee and Kendall Sheffield suffered injuries that forced them to leave the game.

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