Falcons sign former Maryland defensive standout

Falcons sign former Maryland defensive standout
August 10, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Former Maryland linebacker Darin Drakeford has signed with the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced Saturday.

Drakeford played in College Park from 2009-12, registering 171 tackles and eight sacks over the course of his career. In 2013, he made practice squad stops in the NFL with the Giants, Chiefs, and Colts.

To make space for Drakeford, the Falcons cut kicker Sergio Castillo.

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