The Denver Post reports that the Falcons have opened preliminary negotiations with cornerback Domonique Foxworth, who is an unrestricted free agent.
The Falcons acquired Foxworth via trade in September and owe the Broncos a compensatory draft pick in this year’s upcoming draft. If the Falcons re-sign Foxworth, they will owe the Denver Broncos a sixth round pick as compensation. If the Falcons do not, then they will owe them a seventh round pick.
Foxworth started the last 10 games for the Falcons. He finished the season with 38 tackles, 1 interception, and second on the team with 11 passes defended, all of which came in those final 10 games.
The Falcons announced even more tweaking of their roster today. Not only did they confirm that the trade of Domonique Foxworth was completed, but also that they added safety Jamaal Fudge as well. To make room for the two new defensive backs, cornerback Blue Adams and fullback Corey McIntyre were cut.
Fudge was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. Like previously signed linebacker Tony Gilbert, Fudge has past experience working with some of the Falcons coaches due to that shared time in Jacksonville.
Fudge was an undrafted free agent with the Jaguars in 2006. He has played primarily on special teams the past two years. He has played in 20 games, recording 8 tackles on regular defense and 13 on special teams.
Adams was signed by the Falcons in July. McIntyre was added by the team in November 2006. He served as the team’s special teams captain last season. With his release, it’s likely that Jason Snelling will pull double duty as a reserve fullback and tailback.
The Denver post reported on Monday that the Denver Broncos were on the verge of trading cornerback Domonique Foxworth. CBS 4 out of Denver reports that Foxworth will be traded to the Falcons in exchange for a conditional seventh round draft pick. Foxworth will be a free agent after this season, and according to reports that pick will turn into a sixth rounder if he re-signs with the Falcons after the season.
The Denver Post also reported that the Kansas City Chiefs have shown interest in the young cornerback. Foxworth, a fourth year veteran with the Broncos. The Falcons depth at cornerback was shaken when they lost free agent signing Von Hutchins for the season. In three seasons with the Broncos, Foxworth has started 18 games, recording 173 tackles and 3 interceptions. His best season was as a rookie where he had 70 tackles and 2 interceptions. Foxworth could push Chevis Jackson for the nickel corner spot.