Falcons Sign T Long and Release S Godfrey

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The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed tackle Jake Long, and have released safety Charles Godfrey.

Long, 6-7, 322 pounds, was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins with the first overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Michigan. Long started all 74 games he played in for the Dolphins from 2008 to 2012. He earned four trips to the Pro Bowl during his first four years with the Dolphins, as well as a first team All-Pro selection in 2010.

Long was signed by the St. Louis Rams in 2013 and started in 22 games for the team in 2013 and 2014.

Godfrey, 5-11, 210 pounds, was originally selected by the Carolina Panthers in the third round (67th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Iowa. He was signed by the Falcons as a free agent on October 28, 2014.

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