Atlanta Falcons are signing veteran tight end MyCole Pruitt, per a league source
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 8, 2022
Pruitt suffered a gruesome injury last season with the Titans, breaking and dislocating his ankle in a Week 17 matchup. He’s spent most of the last four seasons with Tennessee and has had various workouts around the league but catches on with the Falcons. Over his seven-year career, Pruitt has hauled in 46 receptions for 488 yards with seven touchdowns.
Those aren’t exactly impressive numbers, but Pruitt has always been more of a blocking than receiving tight end. The Falcons added his former teammate Anthony Firkser earlier this offseason as the pair join Kyle Pitts, Parker Hesse, John FitzPatrick, and Feleipe Franks in the tight end room.
Pruitt will have a decent shot at making the final 53-man roster, given his specialty as a blocker. He’ll compete with Hesse and FitzPatrick in that role, but the front office and staff have a small investment in FitzPatrick after selecting him with the No. 213 overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft. We know Arthur Smith loves his tight ends, so I wouldn’t be shocked if the Falcons carried four and maybe even five players at the position, especially considering Feleipe Franks’ new hybrid role.
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