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.