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Earlier this past weekend, the Falcons signed five players to their practice squad. That left three spots to be filled and that was done on Sunday as the Falcons added TE Chase Coffman, S Mark LeGree and LB Pat Schiller to the team.
Coffman jumped at the chance to join the Falcons
TE Chase Coffman- Coffman is the biggest "name" of the three guys that got signed Sunday. He was originally a third round pick of the Bengals but got hurt in his first year and has bounced around a bit since then. He joined the Falcons late in the pre-season so wasn't able to show much during the games. We all know how much Thomas Dimitroff likes Missouri players (Sean Weatherspoon and William Moore) so I would expect him to get a long look while he's on the squad, especially with Gonzo's looming retirement.
LB Pat Schiller- With the injury to Lofa Tatupu, linebacker is a need position for the Falcons so it makes sense to have at least one linebacker on the squad. Schiller end...
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Final Record: 11-5 (1st place in NFC South)
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Comments on the Atlanta Falcons by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
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Chris Berman (ESPN, 13) - Must figure out playoffs are different than regular season.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 12) - Julio Jones looks poised for breakout season. Showdowns with Saints likely determine who wins NFC South.
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The Falcons announced today that they added three more players to their eight-man practice squad to complete the unit. The team announced they had signed tight end Chase Coffman, linebacker Pat Schiller, and safety Mark LeGree after signing five players yesterday.
Coffman and Schiller both were with the Falcons this summer. Coffman was a mid-August signing that was cut in early...