NFL free agency: Falcons agree to terms with former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – After making a visit to Atlanta earlier this week, the Falcons have agreed to terms with cornerback and three-time Pro Bowler on special teams, Justin Bethel.


Bethel, 27, became a Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro with the Arizona Cardinals; he would be a quality depth piece for the Falcons' secondary, but his biggest impact could come on special teams, where he is considered one of the top players in the NFL.

Bethel was a 2012 sixth-round draft pick out of Presbyterian College. Over the past three seasons, Bethel intercepted four passes, returning three of them for touchdowns.

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Thus far in free agency, the Falcons have addressed a number of positions. The first outside acquisition the team made was signing former 49ers offensive lineman Brandon Fusco. They also acquired veteran tight end and also re-signed defensive end . Outside of those signings, the Falcons have focused on re-signing their own players and keeping some of the pieces together from their back-to-back trips to the postseason.

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