Coach Dan Quinn (right) steps in during a confrontation between assistant Brian Cox (Left) and defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman. 
Photo: (Curtis Compton/AJC)
Photo: (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Should the Falcons welcome ‘humbled’ Hageman back?

Former Falcons second-round pick Ra’Shede Hageman, after being out of the game for two seasons, wants to make a comeback. 

Our pal, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, caught up with the defensive lineman at the University of Minnesota’s Pro Day on Wednesday.

Hageman, 28, who played in 44 games and made 16 starts for the Falcons, said he’s been “humbled” and wants to get back on the field. He started in Super Bowl LI for the Falcons. 

Hageman also discussed his legal problems and pointed out that he pleaded guilty to a disorderly-conduct charge and did over 100 hours of community service stacking food for the homeless in metro Atlanta.

A source told the St. Paul Pioneer-Press that about five teams have shown interest in signing Hageman, including Minnesota. Hageman played at the University of Minnesota.

The Falcons have an opening at defensive tackle after they moved on from Terrell McClain, who started five games and played in 13 last season.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.