Falcons: Recently released Nickell Robey-Coleman could help replace Desmond Trufant

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Another surprising name has hit the free-agent market, as LA won’t be picking up the option on CB Nickell Robey-Coleman

 

For other personal reasons aside (see the above GIF), Coleman would make an excellent addition to the Falcons secondary. He is only 28 and carried a $4.5 million cap hit this season  — something the Rams felt they didn’t need and cut him for only a $500,000 penalty. Robey-Coleman played in all 16 games last season but did not record an interception (he had just 7 PBUs). He’s not the type of player to put the team over the top, but he’s a sticky man corner who has veteran experience and will come at a pretty low cost. And it goes without saying, the Falcons desperately need to find some reliable secondary help after releasing Desmond Trufant. They will draft at least one, but they need to add a man whose been around the block a little as well. Coleman could be that guy. As his PFF grades above show, I think he was a bargain at $4.5 million. He can play the slot better than almost anyone in the league, and it would be wise for Atlanta to give him a call.

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