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Falcons sign fifth round pick Meier


Flowery Branch, Ga. --The Atlanta Falcons today signed fifth round (165th overall) pick wide receiver Kerry Meier. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Meier, 6-3, 222 pounds, posted 226 receptions for 2,309 yards with 18 touchdowns while adding 417 rushing yards on 118 carries with six scores in 46 career games (38 starts) at the University of Kansas. His 226 career receptions are a school record and ranks eighth in Big 12 Conference history. As a senior, Meier hauled in a school single-season record 102 catches for 985 yards and eight touchdowns. He also ranked second in the Big 12 and fourth in the nation in yards per catch (8.5 yards) and earned an All-Big 12 selection by the conference's coaches and Associated Press for his performance.

The Falcons have now signed six of their seven 2010 NFL Draft selections, which include: defensive tackle Corey Peters (third round), guard Mike Johnson (third round), center Joe Hawley (fourth round), cornerback Dominique Franks (fifth round), Meier (fifth round) and safety Shann Schillinger (sixth round).

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