Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Falcons, Saints make roster moves
By Pat Yasinskas
We’ve got a few transactions around the NFC South this afternoon.
Let’s start in New Orleans, where the Saints have just announced they’ve agreed to terms on a one-year contract with cornerback Leigh Torrence. He spent last season with the Saints and appeared in five games. Torrence isn’t a real threat to challenge for significant playing time at cornerback, but he has a chance to be a factor on special teams.
In Atlanta, the Falcons took care of some housekeeping details. They got Brent Grimes to sign an exclusive rights contract, which means he’s Atlanta’s property for this year. Grimes will compete with Brian Williams for the No. 2 cornerback spot. If he doesn’t win that, he’s probably the favorite over Christopher Owens and Chevis Jackson to be the nickel back.
The Falcons also waived receiver James Swinton, who spent part of last season on the practice squad.