The Atlanta Falcons keep improving their secondary defense by bolstering it with more seasoned firepower.
Ian Rapoport reports that they have reached an agreement with former Cincinnati Bengals star CB Tre Flowers on a one-year contract.
The #Falcons signed veteran CB Tre Flowers, another experienced player in their secondary.
Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 8, 2023
Prior to trading for Jeff Okudah and selecting Clark Phillips III out of Utah in the fourth round of this year’s NFL Draft, the team had already signed Mike Hughes to a two-year deal.
With Casey Heyward being released, Flowers will add more depth and experience to a team that already included Cornell Armstrong, A.J. Terrell, Darren Hall, and Dee Alford.
There will be many candidates to start at the spot, although Okudah and Terrell are obviously expected to be first in line.
The team struggled greatly with injuries in the previous campaign, so they don’t want to find themselves in a similar situation this time around.
Flowers has a strong resume in this league.
With the Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks, he was outstanding.
He did, however, lose some ground over time because he is an aging veteran.
Notably, this signing took a while to come about because they met a few months ago but were unable to come to an agreement at that time.
Now that he’ll be reunited with his old coach Steven Jackson and S Jessie Bates III, the Falcons’ defense will unquestionably improve in 2023.
Their supporters hope that this defensive unit can take them back to the playoffs after a difficult year in 2022, when the NFC South may still be up for grabs for at least another season.