As training camp nears, the Falcons still have two openings on their 90-man roster, and it appears they’re considering a veteran defender for one of those open spots. According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, free agent linebacker Pat Angerer worked out for Atlanta today.
Angerer, 27, racked up 226 tackles in his first two NFL seasons but has played more sparsely over the last two years, in part due to foot and knee injuries. Back in April it was reported that the 27-year-old had received interest from multiple clubs but wanted to make sure he was back to 100% health before working out for anyone. The audition for the Falcons appears to be Angerer’s first of the offseason.
The Falcons have been on the lookout for veteran help at the linebacker spot since receiving word that Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles tendon and will miss the 2014 season. The club signed former Texan Tim Dobbins to compete for a roster spot and was said to be considering Angerer several weeks ago.
We’ll have to wait to see whether or not the ex-Colt receives a contract offer from Atlanta, but regardless of whether Angerer signs, the club is likely to fill its 90-man roster by Friday, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via Twitter).