Falcons Welcome Free-Agent Cornerback for Visit Today

The helmet of an Atlanta Falcons player sits on the turf before the start of the Falcons and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The helmet of an Atlanta Falcons player sits on the turf before the start of the Falcons and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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The Atlanta Falcons may be looking to add some cornerback help to their roster.

According to Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz, the team is hosting veteran cornerback Jerry Jacobs on a visit today.

Head coach Raheem Morris does already have some good depth on the boundary.

He has an All-Pro cornerback in A.J. Terrell at his disposal, along with veterans Mike Hughes and Kevin King, who they just signed this offseason.

Adding the three-year veteran in Jacobs would be a good move in case the Falcons would want to round out the backend.

Over his first three years in Detroit playing for Dan Campbell, Jacobs increased his numbers each year.

As a rookie in 2021, the former All-Sun Belt player recorded 34 total tackles and 7 pass deflections.

He went on to record 42 combined tackles, 8 pass deflections, as well as 4.0 tackles for loss, in 2022.

Last season, he set career marks in total tackles (55), interceptions (3), and games started (12).

It’s clear that he is an ascending player, but it remains to be seen how highly teams think of him.

Perhaps the Falcons will like what they see during the visit and offer him a contract.

If they were to do just that, they would have one of the deepest cornerback rooms in the entire National Football League.

Given that the league is in the very late stages of free agency and with Atlanta’s depth at the position, a one-year deal seems to be the most likely option here.

 

 
 

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