Falcons bring back cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson and sign Laquon Treadwell

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The Falcons made a couple of more transactions today after it was announced they had restructured the deals of Matt Ryan, Jake Mathews, and Allen Bailey. First, they brought back cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson on a one-year contract.

He will serve as quality depth for a secondary that desperately needs it after deciding to release Desmond Trufant early last week. The seven-year veteran has spent the past four seasons with the Falcons, seeing the field the most last year, as he played in 14 games and started two of them thanks to a litany of injuries. The cap hit for Wreh-Wilson’s contract has yet to be announced, but I’d expect it to be the veteran minimum exception, worth $1.25 million.

At about the same time, the Falcons inked former first-round selection, Laquon Treadwell, to a one-year deal.

The ultra-talented receiver has not come as advertised since joining the NFL back in 2016. In four seasons with the Vikings, he only has 65 receptions for 701 yards and had just nine catches in 2019 for 184 yards in 13 games. It’s a high upside play without any risk, as Treadwell will battle with Russell Gage for the WR3 spot, but with so much talent in this year’s draft at the position, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Falcons added to that competition this April.

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