Scout.com’s Adam Caplan reports that the Falcons have signed linebacker Jamie Winborn. Winborn played last year with the Denver Broncos, starting 11 games, recording 99 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and defended 11 passes, which was tied for the league-high among linebackers.
Winborn mostly played strongside linebacker for the Broncos last year as an injury replacement for Boss Bailey. The eight-year veteran has played multiple spots at linebacker. The Falcons mark Winborn’s fifth team since entering the league as a second round pick for the San Francisco 49ers in 2001. The former Vanderbilt linebacker has been known for his speed and quickness throughout his career.
Winborn’s versatility means that he can potentially help out the Falcons depth at any linebacker position, but could also push third-year Stephen Nicholas who is expected to man the team’s strongside linebacker position.