Atlanta Falcons Add Former Seattle Seahawk To Their Active Roster

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mohamed Sanu
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mohamed Sanu /

Atlanta Falcons have added defensive lineman Taniela Tupou to their active roster.

Kelsey Conway, of the Atlanta Falcons, has reported that the club as promoted defensive lineman Taniela Tupou to their active roster.

The decision to place Tupou on the active roster comes after the Falcons suffered a loss to their defense line rotation.

Although some Falcons fans continue to hope the team signs defensive lineman Dwight Freeney, adding Tupou to the active roster should provide solid depth to the Falcons defense.

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Here is some of what Conway had to say:

"“Adding Tupou to the active roster gives the Falcons depth at this position. With this move, the Falcons’ roster is now set at 53 players.Tupou was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks as a college free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Washington. That season he saw action in one game for the Seahawks.”"

While the promotion of Tupou might not be the big name splash some would like to see, Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn should be trusted to promote and utilize the type of player that fits well into his (Quinn) “fast and physical” approach.

Though Atlanta has yet to add Freeney to the team, their lack of doing so may speak to the confidence that the club has in it’s current squad (both active roster and practice players).

With Atlanta coming off of a bye week, fans will get an opportunity to see how the Falcons defensive line has progressed since their loss to the Buffalo Bills.

If the Falcons defense goes to work on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins with the same swagger and performance they generated after last year’s bye week, Tudou’s addition to the active roster will seamlessly fit into the overarching story of Atlanta’s defensive success.

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What do you think of Tupou’s promotion to the active roster? Would you prefer the team to have promoted or signed someone else? If so, who?