The Falcons announced their first roster move since the start of training camp with the signing of tight end Robbie Agnone and the release of defensive back Gabe Derricks.
Agnone was cut by the New England Patriots in May after spending most of the 2009 season on their practice squad. He was an undrafted rookie free agent originally signed by the Washington Redskins before the ’09 season. He spent two years at Delaware after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh. In his three seasons with the Blue Hens, he caught a total of 71 passes for 886 yards (12.5 avg) and 11 touchdowns.
Agnone adds depth to the tight end position that may be without undrafted free agent Colin Peek for a period of time. Mike Smith labeled Peek day to day after he injured his right knee during Friday’s afternoon practice. He sat out both of Saturday’s practices.
Derricks was an undrafted free agent signed by the Falcons this past spring out of San Diego.