Falcons Re-Sign Courtney Upshaw

Defensive lineman/linebacker Courtney Upshaw has agreed to terms to remain with the Falcons, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Those terms are not yet known, but he’ll remain in Atlanta. Courtney Upshaw (Vertical)

Upshaw joined the Falcons on a one-year, $1.25MM deal last year. In his first year with Atlanta, he recorded 23 tackles, one forced fumble, and a half-sack in 13 appearances (five starts). He didn’t set the world on fire, but his ability to play both linebacker and defensive end should come in handy for the Falcons next year. We had Upshaw ranked as one of the 15 best edge defenders on the open market this year.

In related news, the Falcons are cutting defensive tackle Tyson Jackson. Jackson had two years and $8.5MM left on his contract.

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