Safety Dashon Goldson is back in Atlanta. The Falcons announced that they have signed the veteran in the wake of multiple injuries at the position.
Safety Kemal Ishmael was placed on IR last week after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery. Meanwhile, safety Robenson Therezie has been dealing with an ankle injury. The Falcons needed safety help in a jiff and Goldson is familiar with the playbook. Goldson auditioned for the Falcons yesterday and apparently performed better than defensive backs Earl Wolff and Floyd Raven.
Goldson has been out of work since the Falcons cut him two months ago. The 32-year-old signed a one-year, $1.5MM deal with the Falcons this offseason, though only $250K of that sum was guaranteed. In his first Atlanta stint, he did not record an official statistic across four games. At this point, it doesn’t seem like Goldson will be able to reprise his Pro Bowl form. However, he could be a valuable fill-in for the Falcons as they look to lock down the NFC South.
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