Falcons hosting former Colts second-round pick Kemoko Turay in free agency

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The Falcons are in desperate need of players who can consistently pressure opposing quarterbacks, and they’re scouring the free agent market for cost-effective options. Atlanta recently hosted Colts free agent defensive end Kemoko Turay on a visit in free agency, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Indy acquired Yannick Ngakoue via trade from the Raiders, which means Turay was always expected to hit the open market. Originally a 2018 second-round pick, Turay has been hindered by injuries to start his career but has certainly shown flashes when healthy. He’s coming off of a season with a career-high 5.5 sacks, 22 total QB pressures, and a fumble recovery in 13 games.

It never really came together for Turay, who looked to be quite the ascending player in 2019 before a season-ending ankle injury halted his breakout campaign. He struggled to get back to 100% during the 2020 season then found himself as a fringe roster player by the time the 2021 season rolled around.

He’s been nothing more than a rotational piece along the defensive line thus far in his career, but Turay is young and worth taking a one-year shot due to his upside.

Photographer: Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire

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