Friday, June 1, 2012
Falcons finish signing draft class
By Pat Yasinskas
The Atlanta Falcons became the second NFC South team to sign its entire draft class Friday night.
The Falcons just announced the signing of defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi. A fifth-round pick out of Troy, Massaquoi produced 19.5 sacks during his college career. He’s expected to compete for a spot as depth on the defensive line. The Falcons already have John Abraham, Ray Edwards and Kroy Biermann as their top three defensive ends. Massaquoi will be competing with Lawrence Sidbury, Cliff Matthews and some others for the fourth spot.
The Carolina Panthers were the first division team to sign all their rookies. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed all but first-round picks Doug Martin and Mark Barron.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to sign any of their five picks.