If there is one thing you cannot criticize the Atlanta Falcons for it would be their willingness to make roster moves, even if they seem like small moves.
The team has brought in a number of players to try out and see if they can cut it with the team. Among them is a former second-round pick of the Eagles that nearly reached 1,000 yards and had eight touchdowns in a season.
The Falcons have brought in a WR turned TE, and 4 others for workouts.
To some Atlanta fans, the name Jordan Matthews might ring a bell. He is a former wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles who was productive for a few seasons but has since struggled to stick with a team.
Since his time with Philly he has had stints with the Bills, Patriots, Eagles again, 49ers, Eagles once more, and the 49ers again.
After San Francisco brought in Matthews for a second time they switched him to tight end, which is an interesting factor If Atlanta were to sign him. Who knows if he would mainly play tight end or wide receiver, with all the recent injuries to Atlanta’s wideouts, one would expect him to come in and play his original position.
This all comes a week after they brought in another note-worthy playmaker for the offense, who they should still consider signing.
The other reported players that the Falcons tried out were Maurice Smith (Safety), Daniel Helm (Tight end), Josh Watson (Linebacker), and Will Sunderland (Safety).
Who knows if any of these players will end up being signed, Jordan Matthews is by far the most recognizable name as he was a big contributor for Philadelphia and has been in the league for a total of seven years—which is much longer than any of the other four tryouts.
It is nice to see that Terry Fontenot is constantly trying to find improvements across the roster, even if none of these five guys get signed, it still shows the willingness to never be satisfied.