Atlanta Falcons Post-Draft Needs: Shopping for WR/LB Talent


Published: May 1, 2009


... they are still thin at linebacker and are looking for additional help at receiver.


The Falcons didn't address the linebacker position until the sixth round of the draft, when they selected Spencer Adkins. He'll add depth to the position and be a special teams contributor.

The Falcons did add free agent linebacker Edmond Miles this week. Miles played for Miami last year, and most of his production was on special teams; he led the Dolphins with 16 special teams tackles.

The Falcons 'backer starters will probably be Lofton, Peterson, and whoever wins the other spot between Stephen Nicholas and Coy Wire. That would leave only one experienced backup who has seen any significant playing time (Wire or Nicholas).

The other LBs on the roster include Tony Gilbert (in his fifth year, he's played mostly special teams), Robert James (in his second, but was out all last season with a concussion), Chris Brock (an undrafte...

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