Falcons sign Redman

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesChris Redman

NFL.com’s Adam Schefter reports that the Falcons agreed to a one-year deal with former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Chris Redman.

Redman, 29, was a third round pick by the Ravens in 2000. He struggled with injuries through four years with that team. During his tenure, he started 6 of 10 games, passing for 1111 yards, completing 53.5% of his 198 attempts, and throwing 7 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He has a career passer rating of 71.3. He began the 2002 as the Ravens starter, before being replaced near midseason by Jeff Blake due to a back injury.

Redman’s last stint in the league was in the summer of 2005 with the Tennessee Titans.

This is not the first time the Falcons have pursued Redman, as they sought him back in 2004 to potentially serve as a No. 3 to Michael Vick and Ty Detmer. However, any pursuit of Redman ended when the team decided to draft Matt Schaub.

Redman adds valuable experience, due to his time at Louisville where he played under Falcons coach Bobby Petrino in 1998. That season he passed for over 4000 yards and 29 touchdowns.

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