The Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent tight end Logan Paulsen, the club announced today. The pact is worth $1.005MM and contains $200K guaranteed, tweets Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.
Atlanta hasn’t been very active during the first wave of the free agent period, but the club had been on the lookout for a veteran tight end to pair with Austin Hooper. After releasing Levine Toilolo earlier this month, the Falcons reportedly had interest in Ed Dickson before he landed with the Seahawks, and they met with Paulsen earlier today before inking him to a deal.
Paulsen, 31, has attracted a bit of interest on the free agent market, as he visited the Lions earlier this week. After hitting a high-water mark with 28 receptions for the Redskins in 2013, Paulsen’s offensive role — regardless of team — has been drastically reduced. He managed just three total catches with the Bears and 49ers in 2016-17, but he contributes on special teams and is one of the NFL’s best pass-blocking tight ends, per Pro Football Focus.
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