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Falcons sign Harrison Hand, release Anthony Sao 

The Falcons make a change at cornerback adding Harrison Hand and releasing Anthony Sao in a corresponding move. 

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Falcons signed cornerback Harrison Hand, the team announced Tuesday.

Hand last played during the 2022 season, when he appeared in four games with one start for the Chicago Bears. In three seasons, Hand played in 27 games with two starts; he's recorded 24 tackles, four pass breakups and an interception, which came against Saints quarterback Drew Brees in 2020.

The Minnesota Vikings drafted Hand in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The defensive back spent two seasons (2020-21) and appeared in 23 games with the Vikings before joining the Bears.

The Falcons released cornerback Anthony Sao was released in a corresponding move. Sao was one of three undrafted free agent corners the Falcons added in April.

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