Kinoshita signs two-year contract with Falcons
ATLANTA -- In an effort to potentially address a return game that often sputtered in 2006, the Atlanta Falcons have signed Japanese-born wide receiver Noriaki Kinoshita, who played the past three seasons in the NFL Europa league.
Kinoshita, 24, signed a two-year contract and the deal includes NFL minimum base salaries of $285,000 for 2007 and $370,000 for 2008. As part of his biographical information in the Amsterdam Admirals' media guide, Kinoshita listed the Falcons as his favorite NFL team.
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