Falcons waive linebacker Matt Hansen


Falcons waive linebacker Matt Hansen

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Baltimore Ravens running back Jalen Parmele (33) runs as Atlanta Falcons defensive back Matt Hansen (30) defends during the second half of an NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Atlanta. (Associated Press).

Matt Hansen, a defensive back/linebacker from Rhode Island, was officially waived by the Falcons on Friday, according to the league office.

Teams had until 4 p.m. on Monday to file a claim for Hansen.

Hansen, 6-1, 230 pounds, was originally signed by the Falcons as a college free agent on July 26, 2011 as a safety. He was later signed to the Falcons practice squad on September 28, 2011 as a linebacker.


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