Monday July 28, 2008
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The agent for Grady Jackson says the
massive defensive tackle has agreed to a one-year contract to
return to the Atlanta Falcons. The agent, Angelo Wright, says
Jackson must pass a physical before the deal becomes official.
Jackson, who is listed at 365 pounds, was released by the
Falcons seven games into last season even though he was one of the
team's most productive linemen. He landed in Jacksonville and
played for defensive coordinator Mike Smith, who is now the
Falcons' head coach.
The Falcons also lost a player today. Cornerback Von Hutchins, projected as the team's regular nickel back, is out for the year after injuring his foot on the first day of training camp.
The Falcons had hoped it was only a sprain, but Hutchins saw a
specialist who determined that surgery will be necessary. Hutchins
started 15 games for the Houston Texans last season.
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