Falcons Sign Ex-Browns Safety to Practice Squad


Getty Safety Jovante Moffatt #35 of the Cleveland Browns.

The Atlanta Falcons added some depth at the safety position on Tuesday, September 20 by signing Jovante Moffatt to the practice squad.

Moffatt originally signed with the Cleveland Browns following the 2020 NFL Draft out of Middle Tennessee State. Over the last two seasons, the 25-year-old safety has logged seven total tackles (four solo), plus two tackles on special teams through 14 games for Cleveland.

Moffatt’s signing puts the Falcons back to 16 players on the team’s practice squad.

Falcons Release Week 3 Depth Chart

After losing back-to-back games in Weeks 1 and 2, the Falcons will look to chalk up their first victory against the Seattle Seahawks for their Week 3 matchup.

Below is their official depth chart against Seattle:

WR Drake London, Bryan Edwards, Jared Bernhardt
TE Kyle Pitts, Parker Hesse, Anthony Firkser, Feleipe Franks
LT Jake Matthews, Chuma Edoga
LG Elijah Wilkinson
C Drew Dalman, Matt Hennessy
RG Chris Lindstrom, Colby Gossett
RT Kaleb McGary, Germain Ifedi
WR Olamide Zaccheaus, KhaDarel Hodge, Damiere Byrd
RB Cordarrelle Patterson, Tyler Allgeier, Avery Williams
FB Keith Smith
QB Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder

DL Grady Jarrett, Timothy Horne
DL Anthony Rush, Abdullah Anderson
DL Ta’Quon Graham, Matt Dickerson
OLB Adetokunbo Ogundeji, Arnold Ebiketie, Quinton Bell
LB Mykal Walker, Troy Andersen, Nathan Landman
LB Rashaan Evans, Nick Kwiatkoski
OLB Lorenzo Carter, DeAngelo Malone
CB A.J. Terrell, Mike Ford
S Richie Grant, Erik Harris
S Jaylinn Hawkins, Dean Marlowe
CB Casey Hayward Jr., Darren Hall, Dee Alford

Special Teams
K Younghoe Koo
P Bradley Pinion
LS Liam McCullough
H Bradley Pinion
PR Avery Williams
KOR Cordarrelle Patterson -OR- Avery Williams

Falcons Rookie Set for Larger Role

The biggest change to the Falcons’ Week 3 depth chart vs. the Seahawks is rookie running back Tyler Allgeier listed directly behind starter Cordarrelle Patterson.

With veteran running back Damien Williams on injured reserve with a rib injury, Allgeier should see more action on Sunday.

With Williams out vs. the LA Rams last Week, Allgeier was activated and carried the ball 10 times for 30 yards and gained one first down in his regular-season debut.

“I thought he ran pretty well and he’s become very dependable in protection,” coach Arthur Smith told reporters Monday.

Allgeier joined the Falcons this offseason as a fifth-round pick out of BYU following back-to-back seasons where he notched over 1,000 rushing yards. He currently owns the fifth-most rushing yards and second-most career touchdowns in BYU history.

His best season yet came last fall when he logged a single-season record of 1,601 yards, 1,606 yards and 23 touchdowns on 5.8 yards per carry, while adding 28 catches for 199 receiving yards as a junior in 2021.

He also brought plenty of versatility to Atlanta on both sides of the ball and is a tough blocker after having played linebacker during the 2019 season.

Allegeier’s focus remains at running back but having versatility is a huge upside for him as the Falcons favor those kinds of players on their 53-man roster.



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