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Falcons add Wilkins

March 3rd, 2007

The Falcons reached a three-year agreement with linebacker Marcus Wilkins on Friday. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Wilkins signed a three-year contract worth $3 million including a $500,000 signing bonus.

Wilkins’s addition lessens the loss of linebacker Ike Reese. He is a five-year veteran that has spent the majority of his time in the league performing on special teams. He has recorded a total of 6 tackles on defense in his career. In 2006, he recorded 14 special teams tackles, with 17 and 24 recorded respectively in 2005 and 2004.

The 27-year old free agent pickup began his career with the Green Bay Packers in 2002 and has played the majority of his career at the weakside linebacker position. He joined the Bengals in 2004.

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