This is a 2020 photo of strong safety Damontae Kazee #27 of the Atlanta Falcons NFL football team.  This image reflects the Atlanta Falcons active roster as of August 9, 2020 when this image was taken.  (AP Photo)

Chris Slayton



Experience: 1 year

Height: 6-4

Age: 24

Weight: 307 lbs

College: Syracuse


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  • Spent the 2019 season as a member of the New York Giants practice squad after being selected by the Giants in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft.


  • Appeared in 49 games (42 starts) and started each game of his final three seasons at Syracuse.
  • Notched 107 total tackles (66 solo) with 32.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, three passes defensed one fumble recovery and one blocked kick.
  • Earned All-ACC honorable mention as a senior in 2018 after tallying 24 total tackles (16 solo), eight tackles for loss,
    3.5 sacks and one forced fumble.


  • Native of Crete, Ill. and attended Crete Monee High School.
  • Attended Cypress Ridge High School.
  • Led Crete Monee (Ill.) High School to the 2013 IHSA 6A state title.
  • Named all-conference in 2012 after leading the team to a 14-0 record and recording 61 tackles, 9.0 sacks and 3 forced fumbles.