Falcons sign Pro Bowler Zane Beadles, waive Michael Bennett


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have signed offensive guard Zane Beadles and waived defensive tackle Michael Bennett.


The move comes one week after the Falcons placed starting right guard Brandon Fusco on injured reserve. Fusco was the Falcons' second starting guard to be lost for the season after left guard Andy Levitre suffered a triceps injury in Week 2.

Beadles, 31, has plenty of experience of a starter. A second-round draft pick for the Denver Broncos in 2010, Beadles has played in 128 games and made 115 starts during his eight-year career in the NFL. During that time, Beadles spent four seasons with the Broncos, where he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2012, two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and, most recently, two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

Bennett, 25, was signed by the Falcons in early October after defensive tackle Grady Jarrett sprained his ankle in the team's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Bennett played in two games for Atlanta, making five tackles, including a tackle for a loss.

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