With the lockout over, teams get an early jump on signing many of the undrafted free agents that had been prevented from joining teams since the draft. The Falcons were among them, and reports indicate that the team added at least two free agents on Monday night by signing Boise State defensive end Ryan Winterswyk and West Virginia running back Noel Devine.
Winterswyk played defensive end for Boise State, but will be moved to tight end by the Falcons. The 6-5/268-pound defender was a three-year starter and finished his career with the Broncos with 21.5 sacks and 46.5 tackles for loss.
Devine, an undersized running back, will likely compete for a potential role as a return threat. He was limited during his senior season with a toe injury, but still managed to rush for 934 yards in the Mountaineers’ spread-option attack. The previous two seasons he combined for 2,754 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 57 receptions. He also returned 31 kickoffs for an average of 21.6 yards during his career.
Tuesday, teams will be officially able to sign their undrafted free agents that agreed to terms on Monday night, and it’s likely that the Falcons will add several more free agents to try and get up to the roster limit of 90 players.