The Reemergence of Thomas Brown Could Be a Boon for the Atlanta Falcons


Published: March 24, 2009


... the Falcons' rookies with great interest, he could be hard to notice on the field. 

Standing small at 5'8", 204lbs, Thomas Brown was in his rookie season last year as a sixth-round (pick 172) for the Atlanta Falcons. He was used primarily as a return man and occasional third-down back.

A horse collar effectively ended his rookie debut and he was never seen or heard from again until now. As of today, Brown was medically cleared to return to the Falcons as a full-time player. He will be participating in offseason workouts.

Why is this a big deal you might ask. I mean, after all, he's just some random late-rounder who likely would not have played much anyhow, right? Not exactly.

You see, before that injury, Brown was showing great promise as a punt/kick return man for the Falcons. He averaged just over 20 yards per return and even broke off a 48-yarder during the preseason (it was later negated by a penalty).

He may not have been in the mix as a ...

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