Falcons tight end Charlie Woerner to wear No. 89 this season

The Atlanta Falcons made arguably the biggest move of any team in free agency by signing veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins but the team’s other additions mostly flew under the radar.

The Falcons signed former 49ers tight end Charlie Woerner to a three-year, $12 million contract, filling the void left by Jonnu Smith. Woerner is someone head coach Raheem Morris and offensive coordinator Zac Robinson faced several times while they were with the Rams.

The team’s new No. 2 tight end is set to wear the No. 89 this season in Atlanta.

Woerner, 26, was drafted in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL draft out of Georgia. The fourth-year tight hasn’t missed a game since his rookie season. Woerner has caught 11 of 15 career targets for 120 receiving yards.

The Falcons released Jonnu Smith earlier in the offseason in a move that saved $6.5 million in salary cap space. Smith finished the 2023 season with 50 catches for 582 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

Other recent Falcons offseason additions, including wide receivers Darnell Mooney and Rondale Moore, were also assigned jersey numbers for the 2024 season. Mooney will wear the No. 1 while Moore will reportedly wear the No. 9.

Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire