Falcons To Let Hooper, Campbell Test Free Agency

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
February 25, 2020 - 12:17 pm

The Atlanta Falcons are going to let tight end Austin Hooper, linebacker De'Vondre Campbell and reserve offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer to test free agency.

Per the team's official website, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the current plan is to let those guys test free agency but didn't rule out bringing them back.

"This does not necessarily close the door on their time with the Falcons and we fully intend on negotiating with them in the free agency period as we work through our roster-building scenarios. Oftentimes you have to look at what the market is to determine whether you're willing, as an organization, to step up and pay those players a certain amount of money."

Hooper was selected in the third-round of the 2016 NFL draft. In his four seasons with the Falcons, he has 214 passes for 2,244 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Campbell, a fourth-round selection in the same draft class as Hooper, had one of his best seasons of his career with the Falcons last season. He recorded 129 tackles, 75 solo tackles, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and two sacks.

Hooper, Campbell and Schweitzer will become unrestricted free agents when the new league year starts on March 18.