Safety Charles Godfrey has been a member of the Falcons roster for about a week now, but he just got to meeting his brand new teammates as the team reconvened in Flowery Branch after the bye week Monday.
Godfrey, a seven-year veteran who cut his teeth in Carolina with the Falcons' NFC South foe, spent the bye week with a copy of the Falcons' defensive playbook and makes it clear that his intention is to be ready to play when the Falcons face the Bucs in Tampa on Sunday.
"I'm not here to not be ready," Godfrey said Monday. "I'm going to do whatever I can to be ready."
Head coach Mike Smith said Godfrey was added because he brings a veteran presence that can play both safety and cornerback. What exactly his responsibilities will be once he gets acclimated to the defensive system are unknown now, but Godfrey said he's willing to do whatever the coaching staff asks him.
The Falcons have been starting second-year safety Kemal Ishmael, a former seventh rounder, in place of veteran William Moore, who is on injured reserve with a designation to return after a Week 4 shoulder injury.
"I'm going to compete. I'm going to do whatever I can do to help this team win and help us get back on the right track," Godfrey said. "I'll do whatever I can to help."
Extra Notes: Smith, while not under NFL rules to give an injury report for Monday's session, said DT Jonathan Babineaux would have been a limited participant if there was an official injury report. Babineaux missed last Sunday's game against the Lions with a foot injury, and Smith expects Babineaux will be full-go for practice Wednesday. ... WR Drew Davis, who has not taken a snap yet in 2014, is expected to start practicing with the Falcons on Wednesday. That's when, as Smith said Monday, his clock will start, meaning the Falcons will have 21 days from Wednesday to make a move on Davis, whether that's adding him to the active roster or placing him on season-ending injured reserve. Davis has been recovering from a foot injury and did not participate as far back as OTAs and minicamps.