Falcons Sign Safety Tyrell Johnson

Tyrell Johnson brings depth and five years of NFL experience to the team. (Brace Hemmelgarn)

Tyrell Johnson brings depth and five years of NFL experience to the team. (Brace Hemmelgarn)

The Atlanta Falcons have signed free safety Tyrell Johnson in light of Dwight Lowery’s uncertain status after suffering a concussion during Friday’s scrimmage.

Johnson was drafted in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He started 27 games for them over four years, and last appeared in four games with the Detroit Lions in 2012. For his career, he’s totaled 126 tackles and two interceptions.

To make room for Johnson, the Falcons waived fullback Roosevelt Nix-Jones.

The free safety position is now officially a concern for the Falcons.

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