Falcons sign Taveze Calhoun to practice squad, waive Deante Burton


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons announced Wednesday that they have waived cornerback Deante Burton from their practice squad and signed cornerback Taveze Calhoun in a corresponding move.


Calhoun, 25, spent a couple of weeks with the Falcons in September before he was waived by the team earlier this month. Since signing with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2016, Calhoun has also spent time on the New Orleans Saints' and Miami Dolphins' practice squads. Calhoun has appeared in one NFL game with the Saints in 2016. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound cornerback played four seasons at Mississippi State, where he recorded 158 tackles, 21 pass defenses, 12 tackles for a loss and six interceptions.

Burton's lone appearance in a game for the Falcons came in this year's season opener against the Eagles. Burton spent the 2017 season on the Falcons' practice squad after the team signed him as an undrafted free agent in the offseason. Burton moved from wide receiver to cornerback in his first year with the Falcons and was signed to Atlanta's practice squad following the 2018 preseason.

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