Atlanta Falcons bring back Ra’Shede Hageman
The Atlanta Falcons do indeed believe in second chances as they have agreed to a one year deal with former second round pick Ra’Shede Hageman.
As we stated in a previous post, the Atlanta Falcons should have provided second chances for players like Richie Incognito and La’El Collins, both would have been a vast improvement over the guards and RT the team has employed recently. The Falcons did provide multiple chances for former CB Jalen Collins before severing ties.
Now they are doing the same for their former 2014 second round pick. The Falcons were certainly intrigued as they brought Hageman in for a workout back on April 3rd. Judging by recently posted pictures of Hageman, he certainly looks like he is the best shape of his life and has been putting in the work that the organization asked him to do for the three years that he was originally a Falcon.
Keep in mind that the NFL handed Hageman a two game suspension for his June 2018 DUI arrest and he has taken responsibility for that and will not appeal, so he will miss the opener versus Minnesota and at home versus the Eagles.
Looking at the needs of this roster and what Hageman will add, he certainly is worth this second opportunity. This also signifies that the Falcons have decided to go elsewhere with their first round choice. Thomas Dimitroff told Kelsey Conway Thursday that during his morning workout, their draft choice next week became clear.
"“I’m thinking, ‘Yeah, this is [the] person we’re going to take,’” Dimitroff said. “It’s kind of interesting when it hits you.”"
The rumors are that the Falcons like both Deandre Baker and Greedy Williams –neither of which are worthy of a top 14 pick. If this is the route they have chosen and signing defensive tackles Tyeler Davison and Ra’Shede Hageman provides them the flexibility to do so, lets hope that they at least trade back into the first round to grab an offensive tackle as well.