Falcons bring back Anthony Rush on one-year deal

The defensive tackle started six games for the Falcons in 2021

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Anthony Rush #94 reacts after a fumble recovery during the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, November 28, 2021. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

The Falcons have re-signed Anthony Rush to a one-year deal, the organization announced on Thursday.

Rush entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2019. Since then, he bounced around to six different practice squads across the league before landing in Atlanta in late September of 2021. Standing at 6-foot-4, 360 pounds, Rush fit the mold of what defensive coordinator Dean Pees' scheme needed in the interior.


By November, Rush was promoted to the active roster. His first game was against the Saints in New Orleans, where Arthur Smith noted his performance after the win, calling him an "unsung hero" that changed the game.

Rush went on to make six starts, playing anywhere from 30 to 40 percent of the defensive snaps in the final five games of the season. Rush ultimately replaced Tyeler Davison in the interior. The Falcons released Davison earlier in the week before signing Rush to a one-year deal.


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