Defensive tackle Michael Bennett

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Falcons sign DT Michael Bennett

October 02, 2018 - 4:00 pm

The Atlanta Falcons added some much-needed manpower along the defensive line Tuesday when they signed defensive tackle Michael Bennett.

Bennett was selected in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played in 14 games with the Jags.

The Falcons also worked out several pass-rushers on Tuesday as well, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

To make room for Bennett, Atlanta waived defensive tackle Justin Zimmer.