Falcons add Calvin, cut two
The team announced the addition of undrafted free agent wide receiver Mike Calvin (California) today. Calvin was first reported to sign with the team on Sunday, but was not part of the team’s initial list of 22 free agent signings. To make room for roster, the Falcons cut tackle Kyle Jolly and long snapper Scott Albritton. The Falcons also placed tight end Ryan Winterswyk on the reserve/retired list on Monday, freeing up that roster spot as well.
Calvin impressed with his size (6-3/210) and speed (4.34) at Cal’s pro day this past spring, although he had very limited production in college. His best season came as a senior, where he caught 20 passes for 269 yards (13.5 avg), and 1 touchdown.
Jolly spent 2010 on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad, but then joined the Falcons practice squad this past November. He was re-signed to a future contract after the season. Albritton was an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans this past summer, and then was cut prior to the season. He spent a brief time on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers active roster in September, but did not play in a game. He was signed by the Falcons this past January. Winterswyk was an undrafted free agent signed by the team last summer that was cut before the season began with an injury settlement. He was re-signed by the Falcons to their practice squad late in the season before being re-signed to a future contract after the season.