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Falcons re-sign Svitek, add punter

March 3rd, 2011

Jay Adams of Atlanta Falcons.com tweets that the Falcons have re-signed impending free agent offensive tackle Will Svitek. Terms of his contract were undisclosed. The Falcons also added free agent punter Ken Parrish.

Svitek joined the Falcons in 2009. He’s appeared in 29 games as a valuable reserve swing tackle, including logging 2 starts as an injury replacement for Sam Baker in 2009.

Parrish is a journeyman punter out of East Stroudsburg University in 2007. He has bounced around the league with several teams, but has yet to make an NFL roster. His most recent stint in the league was with the Philadelphia Eagles during last summer’s training camp. He played with the Florida Tuskers of the UFL during the 2010 season, averaging 40.7 yards on 41 punts, with a net average of 34.0 yards with 13 punts placed inside the 20.

Falcons current punter Michael Koenen is an unsigned free agent. The Falcons extended a restricted free agent tender to running back Jason Snelling yesterday. The Falcons already indicated they would not bring back Brian FInneran and Brian Williams. Formal decisions on the fates of other impending free agents including cornerback Brent Grimes, offensive linemen Justin Blalock, Tyson Clabo, and Harvey Dahl, inebackers Stephen Nicholas and Mike Peterson, running back Jerious Norwood, and kicker Matt Bryant have yet to be announced.

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