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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Falcons trade for CB Hill

By Pat Yasinskas

Posted by's Pat Yasinskas

I'll be back in a bit with some analysis of what this means for the Falcons, but wanted to make sure you heard the news quickly. Here's a copy of the story I sent over to our news folks:
The Atlanta Falcons, apparently concerned after their secondary struggled in preseason games, have traded for cornerback Tye Hill.

The Falcons sent an undisclosed draft pick to the Rams for Hill, who was a first-round pick by St. Louis in 2006. Hill started 10 games and had three interceptions as a rookie, but his playing time has been limited to 12 games over the past two seasons because of injuries.

The Falcons have been starting Chris Houston and Brent Grimes at cornerback throughout the preseason and also have rookie Chris Owens and second-year pro Chevis Jackson.