ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the Falcons signing of tight end Colin Cloherty to a two-year contract. Cloherty has played 8 games over the past four seasons since entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of Brown University. For his career, he has caught 5 passes for 59 yards.
He originally signed with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009, playing in their season finale and catching a single pass for 2 yards. In 2010, he played 2 games with San Francisco where he played predominantly on special teams where he had 2 tackles. In 2011, he joined the Jacksonville Jaguars, starting 1 games in 4 appearances and catching 4 passes for 57 yards. He also scored a touchdown on a blocked punt and added 3 stops on special teams. In 2012, he played in the Jaguars’ season opener, but was cut and out of football the rest of the season.
Cloherty could add depth at H-back for the Falcons, able to compete for reserve tight end spot in Atlanta. Having experience in Dirk Koetter’s offense, as well as being an adept special teams could potentially give him a leg up over some others competing for a spot behind Tony Gonzalez and rookie Levine Toilolo.