Falcons sign receivers to active roster, practice squad

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Christian Blake

In light of trading Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots, the Atlanta Falcons have promoted wide receiver Christian Blake from their practice squad to the active roster, coach Dan Quinn announced Wednesday. The team has also announced the signing of Devin Gray to the practice squad.

Blake, 23, spent the 2018 season and the first seven weeks of the 2019 season on the Falcons' practice squad. He finished second on the team with 11 receptions during the 2019 preseason, gaining 82 yards and scoring one touchdown. Blake's speed and length are notable aspects of his game as a receiver.

Gray, 24, was on the Falcons' practice squad for the 2018 season and spent the 2019 preseason with the team before being released during roster cuts. During the 2019 preseason, Gray caught seven passes for 107 yards, the third-most on the team.

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