Atlanta’s theme of the offseason thus far has been exactly what Terry Fontenot said it would be: Affordable free agent signings aimed at addressing the team’s biggest needs. Today, it appears they’re aiming to shore up their cornerback position with the addition of former Washington corner Fabian Moreau.
The addition is likely to be at or near the veteran minimum, as it has been for signings like Erik Harris and Brandon Copeland. Moreau is the youngest free agent this team has signed this offseason, and would figure to be a reserve for this defense. We’ll see if they wind up targeting another addition in the draft, given that there’s no settled starter opposite A.J. Terrell today.
Moreau, who will be 27 soon, has spent the past four years in Washington and offers decent size, quality athleticism, a track record of solid special teams play, and 18 games of starting experience at corner.