After being quiet the past few days during free agency, the Atlanta Falcons signed tight end Ryan Becker on Tuesday afternoon.
Becker joins the Falcons following a stint with the Arizona Cardinals, who signed him as an undrafted free agency after last year’s NFL Draft. He spent the summer with the team but failed to make the final roster cut.
Becker Joins Lee Smith as a Blocking Tight End
While the Falcons signing another tight end in free agency might come as a concern that they are done with the position, don’t count out Atlanta drafting Kyle Pitts at No. 4 overall just yet.
Becker joins the Falcons’ other tight end signing this offseason, Lee Smith, as more of a blocker at the position than a pass catcher. In four seasons, 46 games, and 15 starts at Southern Methodist University, Smith caught just 16 balls for 198 receiving yards with five touchdowns.