Falcons add more competition to receiving core

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Despite cutting the roster to 85 players earlier this week, the Falcons are still keeping their eye on other teams’ cuts as they vowed to do. Atlanta announced Wednesday they’ve signed receiver KeeSean Johnson, who was released by the 49ers earlier this week.

Johnson was originally a sixth-round pick back in 2019 by the Cardinals. He’s totaled 36 receptions for 360 yards and a touchdown over the course of three seasons. He spent last season primarily on the Eagles practice squad and joined San Francisco in January before being cut this week.

Johnson is joining one of the most competitive position groups on the Falcons. He should play quite a bit against the Jets this week due to Drake London’s injury. Johnson will fight with Geronimo Allison, Auden Tate, Jared Bernhardt, and others for one of the team’s last roster spots.

According to Tori McElhaney, rookie receiver Tyshaun James was waived in a corresponding move. He joined the squad as an undrafted free agent and will hope to catch on elsewhere.

Photographer: John Jones/Icon Sportswire
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