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Falcons sign 3 draft picks

July 18th, 2007

The Falcons signed three of their eight remaining draft picks today: WR Laurent Robinson, TE Martrez Milner, and OL Doug Datish. All three players received four-year contracts. Terms of their contracts were undisclosed, although based on previous contracts given to their 2007 draft class, all three will receive minimum base salaries through the next four seasons.

Robinson was selected in the third round out of Illinois State. He is expected to compete for a reserve role with the Falcons, especially now that Brian Finneran has been ruled out for the entire year.

Milner was the second fourth round pick selected by the Falcons out of Georgia. He will be competing for the backup spot behind starter Alge Crumpler along with Dwayne Blakley and Daniel Fells.

Datish was the third of the team’s four sixth round draft choices out of Ohio State. He’s expected to fill the reserve role behind Todd McClure at center.

Previously, fourth round pick Stephen Nicholas, sixth rounder Daren Stone, and running back Jason Snelling signed four-year deals.

Falcons begin training camp practices on July 26, 2007.

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