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Falcons seek more help at defensive tackle

April 18th, 2007

Todd Korth of PackerReport.com reports that the Falcons will meet with free agent defensive tackle Kenderick Allen on Wednesday, April 18.

Allen is considered a journeyman defensive tackle, since he’s played for 3 different teams since joining the league as an undrafted free agent out of LSU in 2003. He played that year with the New Orleans Saints, starting 1 game and finishing with 11 tackles. He joined the New York Giants, and in two seasons collected 40 tackles and 3 sacks. He played this past season with the Green Bay Packers, finishing with 2 tackles in 2 games.

He is listed at 6’5″ 328 pounds and definitely would add bulk to the defensive line. The Falcons have been looking at possible replacements at the nose tackle position for incumbent Grady Jackson. Jackson has skipped off-season workouts and is currently suing the Falcons over invasion of privacy and defamation.

The Falcons have already added Anthony Bryant this off-season, and could be looking at more help prior to the draft. The team has visited with other free agent defensive tackles including Seth Payne and Ian Scott. Currently third-year pro Darrell Shropshire has been taking snaps with the first team at the nose tackle position.

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