Linebacker Channing Crowder has been with the Miami Dolphins since the team selected him in the third round of the 2005 draft.
The Dolphins released Crowder on the second day of camp last year and instead of joining another team, he went and joined his wife, who was 37 weeks pregnant and unable to travel. Now he wants to get back into the NFL and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta Falcons are interested in signing the Georgia native and having him play for the man who used to be his defensive coordinator in Miami, Mike Nolan.
"I'd love to play in Atlanta," the 28-year-old Crowder said, according to the Journal-Constitution. "Coach Nolan is my guy. Actually, when he got the job in Atlanta he [sent] me a text…. When I got released, he texted me back then and said that 'it was great to coach you.'"
That kind of niceness may now pay off for the Falcons.
In his career with the Dolphins, Crowder appeared in 82 games, had 345 solo tackles, was involved in 2.5 sacks, and pulled in one interception.