Falcons pick up CB Terrence Johnson
Adam Caplan of The Sideline View initially broke the news, and the Falcons eventually confirmed that they had signed cornerback Terrence Johnson. Johnson will take over the roster spot of Brent Grimes, who was placed on injured reserve after rupturing his Achilles in Sunday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Johnson played last year with the Indianapolis Colts, appearing in 10 games with 2 starts, predominantly as a nickel cornerback in the slot. Johnson finished hte year with 33 tackles. He began his pro career as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots in 2010 out of California (PA). After being cut by the Patriots after training camp, he was a late season practice squad pickup by the Colts. He returned to the Colts in 2011 and made the roster a year ago before being cut this past month.