The Falcons have signed linebacker A.J. Hawk, according to his agent Mike McCartney (via Twitter). Atlanta was reported to have interest in the veteran earlier today and it didn’t take long for a deal to materialize.
At the age of 32 (33 in January), Hawk may not be the player that he once was. However, he brings a ton of experience to the table along with his hard-nosed playing style. In his third year in the NFL, Hawk helped the Packers capture the Super Bowl championship following the 2010 season. In total, he spent nine years with Green Bay but he was not retained after a so-so 2014 season. Last year, he hooked on with the Bengals and he started a career-low eleven games.
Now, Hawk has a new opportunity in Atlanta thanks to the rash of injuries they have suffered at linebacker. Hawk will presumably suit up for Atlanta on Sunday when they try to advance to 4-1 against the Broncos.
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