Falcons secure primary cornerback from the Cardinals.

In Arizona, the Atlanta Falcons are set to add former starting cornerback Antonio Hamilton to their roster, as reported by journalist Michael Rothstein.

Rothstein tweeted, “Falcons sign cornerback Antonio Hamilton. The 31-year-old played eight seasons — the last three with Arizona. He’s appeared in 98 games with 18 starts, all but two with the Cardinals. He has 172 career tackles, 25 passes defensed & two interceptions.”

Hamilton initially entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders in 2016. He has since had stints with the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining Arizona’s practice squad in 2021.

During the previous season, Hamilton started nine games for the Cardinals, contributing to their secondary, which underwent changes due to various factors, including the release of Marco Wilson. Notably, he achieved a career-high of 11 passes defensed in 2023, along with one interception.

With the Cardinals adding Sean Murphy-Bunting in free agency, they may continue to strengthen their cornerback lineup through the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft. They have held official meetings with several cornerback prospects ahead of the draft, scheduled to commence on April 25th, including Auburn’s Nehemiah Pritchett, Louisville’s Jarvis Brownlee Jr., Syracuse’s Isaiah Johnson, Kentucky’s Andru Phillips, and Alabama’s Terrion Arnold.

Hamilton’s addition to the Falcons’ roster enhances a cornerback group already featuring notable names such as A.J. Terrell, Clark Phillips III, Dee Alford, and Mike Hughes.

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