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Falcons sign speedy receiver Damiere Byrd

Falcons have now signed three pass catchers during free agency


The Falcons are reportedly adding speed to their receiver corps, which is being completely remade this offseason.

And when we say speed, we mean speed.

Like, 4.28 in the 40-yard dash speed.

That's what Damiere Byrd posted at his South Carolina pro day.


He'll use that speed to help the Falcons. The team announced that he signed a one-year deal Tuesday.

The South Carolina product has spent six seasons in the NFL, his first three with Carolina, followed by one season each with Arizona, New England and Chicago, respectively. He had a career-best 47 catches for 604 receiving yards with the Patriots in 2020.

Byrd joins Auden Tate and KhDarel Hodge as newcomers to the Falcons receiver room, one being remade after Russell Gage signed with Tampa Bay in free agency and Calvin Ridley was suspended.

Byrd is lightning quick and Tate is a bigger player, bringing diverse talents to the pattern alongside tight end Kyle Pitts.


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