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Falcons sign Huff

June 22nd, 2007

The Falcons signed free agent linebacker Orlando Huff, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals. Huff started 25 games the past two seasons for the Cardinals on the weakside. He likely will get a chance to resume those duties in Atlanta due to the injury of Demorrio Williams, who is expected to miss at least a significant part of the summer due to a torn pectoral muscle.

Huff has experience playing both the weakside and middle linebacker spots. He played the latter for much of his four-year stint with the Seattle Seahawks. The 6’3″ 236-pound linebacker was originally a fourth round pick in 2001 out of Fresno State. In 2006, Huff totaled 70 tackles and 1 forced fumble in 13 starts with the Cardinals. For his career, he has started a total of 48 games, with 261 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 interceptions in that span.

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