The Falcons continued their plethora of depth signings by bringing back another old friend, Ra’Shede Hageman. The 6’6″ defensive tackle was an utterly disappointing second-round pick of Atlanta’s in 2014. He only made it three seasons, starting in 16 games over 2015 and 2016.
Hageman was cut right before the 2017 season following a domestic violence incident. “Really as an organization, we weren’t comfortable with where things were,” Quinn said after Hageman’s release back in 2017. It also didn’t help that Hageman was continuously in the news for his lack of effort and his production on the field followed suit; which is what makes this signing perplexing, but the Falcons are rightfully desperate for defensive line help.
The former Minnesota Golden Gopher has yet to play in the NFL since Atlanta released him. In his career, he has 61 combined tackles and four sacks. If Hageman does make the 53-man roster to start the season, he will have to serve a two-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.