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Falcons to Sign Corey Nelson

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The Atlanta Falcons are signing veteran linebacker Corey Nelson, who worked out for the team on Monday, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Nelson will provide the Falcons with insurance as veteran linebacker Deion Jones, who did not practice on Monday, continues dealing with a foot injury.

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Falcons Keanu Neal Suffers Torn ACL

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Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal has suffered a torn ACL, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Neal suffered the injury during the regular season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, and will now miss the entire 2018 season after he undergoes surgery to address the injury.

The diagnosis shocked the Falcons, who did not anticipate the injury being as serious as it ended up being, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

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Falcons Releasing Ron Parker

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The Atlanta Falcons are releasing veteran defensive back Ron Parker, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter.

Parker, 31, signed with the Falcons earlier this year after being released by the Kansas City Chiefs, where he spent five seasons starting alongside safety Eric Berry and providing the versatility to play both the cornerback and safety position.

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Falcons Acquire Jordan Richards

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The Atlanta Falcons have acquired safety Jordan Richards from the New England Patriots in exchange for a seventh-round pick, according to the Boston Globe’s Jim McBride.

Richards, who was a second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, failed to impress during his tenure and wasn’t likely going to make the Patriots’ 53-man roster. Richards collected 22 tackles and one forced fumble during the 2017 season for New England.

Richards will likely compete for playing time in a reserve role in Atlanta.

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