The Atlanta Falcons have recently made another move by signing a veteran cornerback who has played in the league since 2018.
The Falcons have made many moves to bolster their secondary during free agency by signing and resigning numerous players.
Atlanta Falcons agree to terms with CB Mike Ford
Mike Ford is the newest Atlanta Falcon, he joins a secondary that has been retooled this offseason via numerous moves made by Terry Fontenot.
Ford is a six-foot, 200-pound cornerback out of Southeast Missouri State, certainly, not the most well-known of schools.
The newest Falcon will be entering his fifth year in the league as he played a few seasons with the Detroit Lions and then played last year with the Denver Broncos.
Ford has zero career interceptions, but he does have four pass deflections and 52 tackles to his name. He will be fighting to be a depth piece at a position that has gone from a huge weakness to a strength during the offseason.
A.J. Terrell, of course, is the leader of the Falcons cornerback group. He is young and is coming off of a spectacular year where you could argue he was the best corner in the entire NFL last season.
Added to the fold is Casey Hayward who comes home to Atlanta. The veteran corner has had a great career headlined by a couple Pro Bowls and solid play overall.
Following the signing of Hayward, they resigned Isaiah Oliver to a one-year contract, so those three will round out the trio of corners for Atlanta.
It seems like the Falcons are trying to address the cornerback position in free agency rather than the draft. It is becoming increasingly unlikely that they will draft a corner with their top pick. You can expect to see them look at a number of other positions at the top of the NFL Draft.