Filling the Roster Spots: Falcons Sign LBs Chaney and Gaither, FB DiMarco

Jamar Chaney will likely fill Sean Weatherspoon's spot at weakside linebacker. (Elizabeth Robertson)

He has experience at all three linebacker spots, but Chaney will likely play on the outside with the Falcons. (Elizabeth Robertson)

The Atlanta Falcons were forced to fill three roster spots after injuries ended the seasons of two players (Kroy Biermann and Bradie Ewing) and forced Sean Weatherspoon to be placed on injured reserve-designated to return.

To offset the blows to the linebacking corps, the Falcons signed former Philadelphia Eagles Jamar Chaney and Omar Gaither.

Chaney, a seventh-round pick in 2010, spent three years with the Eagles before being cut after the third game this past preseason. He started a 23 of 44 games, amassing 158 tackles, one sack, three interceptions, and one forced fumble.

Gaither was a fifth-round pick in 2006, and he spent five years with the Eagles. He played with the Carolina Panthers in 2011, and last played for the Oakland Raiders in 2012. He was cut by the Raiders in For his career, Gaither has 334 total tackles, six sacks, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles.

The Falcons also called up fullback Patrick DiMarco from the practice squad to fill the roster spot vacated by Ewing.

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4 thoughts on “Filling the Roster Spots: Falcons Sign LBs Chaney and Gaither, FB DiMarco

  1. I’m trying to keep things in perspective. However, this injury bug of late has me worried.. Wtf

    • Atlanta’s managed to avoid several major injuries in the previous years. I think their luck may have just run out. If the Falcons had a lesser quarterback and front office, I’d be more worried than I am now.

      • I hear ya. The offensive line is my biggest worry.. Keeping Matt upright is the biggest priority.. If he’s there.. We can win.. We have a lot of hungry young guys on D I think thell excelle. We’re are lucky to have so many veterans that can teach these kids hiw to win… And we will…

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