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Atlanta signs Long, cuts safety Godfrey to make room - is Godfrey worth a look


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I don't follow Atlanta all that closely so I don't know much about their players. But they cut Charles Godfrey, a safety, to make room for newly signed Jake Long.


Godfrey is 29 years old who was a 3rd rd draft pick of the Panthers. He's played CB and a lot of Nickel, but is slated as a safety at Atlanta. He is described as a physical hitter and has no injury history.


From Wiki:


"Godfrey was selected with the 4th pick in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was quickly announced the team's free safety during camp that May, after reportedly impressing coaches. He started all 16 games at the free safety position and finished his rookie campaign with 61 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 1 interception.


On September 10, 2011, the Panthers re-signed Godfrey to a 5-year/$27.5 million contract extension with $12.4 million guaranteed.


On October 26, 2012, Godfrey was fined $7,875 for a chop block in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys.


It was announced during the offseason before the 2014 NFL season that Godfrey would be moved from safety to nickelback"

Anyone know something about this guy that shows we should take a look see? The fact that he also plays corner is not a bad thing since we are so shallow in our backfield.

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Iowa kid....love him.....strong work ethic....very smart and fundamentally sound.....but he is also very physical...and it has taken a toll on him.


Given the Gmen are playing the Falcons this weekend...I'd pick him up just for the intel value and hope for the best on his playing level.


C. Wagon.

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Our pass rush is what the problem is. If you give any NFL QB that kind of time they will be able to pick apart just about any secondary. The front 4 have to get pressure this week.


yeah but to be fair, nobody gets pressure on Dallas. That line is sick.

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