Damiere Byrd

Damiere Byrd

Height/Weight: 5' 9"/175 lbs
Born: Sicklerville, New Jersey
College: South Carolina
Draft: Undrafted

    Bair Mail: On Desmond Ridder, Deion Jones, Falcons salary-cap situation and preseason position battles

    You'd have to think Deion Jones is still the best LB on the Falcons. Bair: I can't speak for "the media," but I don't think we've ever dismissed Deion Jones' talent, sterling resume or his ability to make a profound impact. We're just trying to paint a full picture, one that includes in ongoing rehab from a reported shoulder injury, the Falcons depth at the position and the possibility that he'll be traded for possible compensation and definite salary-cap benefits.


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    And maybe if the third-round pick gets a chance with the starters at some point this preseason or regular season with the Falcons behind starting quarterback Marcus Mariota, those speed differences will come. There were things, for sure, he was displeased with, like an interception he threw that was overturned due to a roughing the passer call. There were some incompletions.

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    Perhaps the most under-appreciated member of the Atlanta Falcons free agent class is linebacker Lorenzo Carter, who signed a one-year "prove it" deal after spending the last four seasons with the New York Giants. The 26-year-old capped off his final year with the team in style, recording all five of his sacks during the final four games. Nothing speaks more to Atlanta's pass rush woes than this: Carter, who had zero sacks entering Week 14, would've led the Falcons in the category by season's end.