Falcons sign veteran Allison to bolster WR squad


The Atlanta Falcons are bringing in another veteran receiver to help bolster their passing group, signing Geronimo Allison after a tryout during rookie minicamp over the weekend.

The 6-foot-3 wide receiver spent the first four seasons of his career in Green Bay after leaving Illinois undrafted. He had 89 catches for 1,045 yards and six touchdowns with the Packers.

He then signed with the Detroit Lions in 2020 but pulled out of that season due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19. He returned to the Lions in 2021 but has only played three games and registered no catches.

The Falcons brought Allison in for an extended checkup over the weekend — he was also spotted working out after practice on Saturday — before officially joining Atlanta on Monday. He joins a fairly open reception hall led by the Falcons’ first-round pick this year, Drake London, and veterans Bryan Edwards (acquired by trade Friday from Las Vegas), Auden Tate and Olamide Zaccheaus.

Atlanta also signed tight end Tucker Fisk, who played both tight end and defensive end at Stanford, and Tre Webb, a defensive back from Montana State who also played at State. from San Jose.

The Falcons released wide receiver Chad Hansen, tight end Daniel Helm and cornerback Luther Kirk to make room for the three new players.


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