Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/18/14

ATLANTA - AUGUST 19: Punt returner Dominique Franks of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by cornerback Terrence Wheatley of the New England Patriots during the preseason game at the Georgia Dome on August 19, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Patriots beat the Falcons 28-10. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
The Atlanta Falcons signed cornerback Dominique Franks and waived-injured wide receiver Tim Toone Thursday.  Franks was selected as a fifth round draft choice (135th overall) by the Falcons in the 2010 NFL Draft. In two seasons, the 6-0, 197-pound defensive back recorded 22 tackles (14 solo) with three interceptions and six passes defensed. Last season, Franks posted 20 tackles (13 solo) with two interceptions and five passes defensed. Photo Credit: AtlantaFalcons.com Toone was originally selected by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round (255th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft. He spent time with the Lions, Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos as a practice squad player. Follow Barry Barnes, founder of LockerReport.com, and Gridiron Grit on Twitter!
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