Falcons were interested in signing former first round pick free agent


The Falcons are clearly not satisfied with the depth of their receiving core because the club was interested in signing free agent and former first-round pick Jalen Reagor before the Patriots inked him to a practice squad deal, according

After being selected by the Eagles in the 2020 NFL Draft, Reagor hasn’t experienced the success many imagined, especially in Philadelphia. The Vikings landed Justin Jefferson, who is arguably the best wideout in football, with the 22nd overall pick, which was one selection after the Birds took Reagor.

Across 28 games, the TCU product logged 64 passes for 695 yards and three touchdowns but was traded to the Vikings right before the 2022 campaign. Though he appeared in all 17 games last year for Minnesota, he only hauled in eight passes for 104 yards and a score.

The Falcons don’t have a very impressive set of receivers. Outside of Drake London, there aren’t many inspiring options. Scotty Miller, Mack Hollins, KhaDarel Hodge, and Josh Ali are the guys on the 53-man roster, but Reagor likely was headed for Atlanta’s practice squad, given he joined New England’s.

Zay Malone, Mathew Sexton, and C.J. Saunders are the wideouts on the practice squad, but I doubt any are elevated to the game day roster unless injuries arise.

The Falcons clearly aren’t satisfied with the roster, but that’s a good thing. Consistently tweaking the club’s roster is a sign of Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot not being complacent, even at the practice squad level. Sure, Reagor isn’t a game breaker by any means, but this just goes to show their monitoring every situation around the league.

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