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Falcons add tight end to fill out practice squad

Game-by-game breakdown of the Falcons 2019 schedule.

Tight end Carson Meier, who played at Oklahoma, was signed to the Falcons’ practice squad Tuesday.

Before signing Meier, the Falcons had a visit from tight end Cole Wick, a veteran who has played with Detroit and San Francisco, but is one game short of two accrued NFL seasons.

Meier, who's 6-foot 5 and 254 pounds, filled the 10th slot. The rest of the practice squad includes: quarterback Danny Etling, wide receiver Christian Blake, defensive back Chris Cooper, guard Sean Harlow, defensive end Austin Larkin, defensive end Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, defensive tackle Justin Zimmer, wide receiver Brandon Powell and safety Jamal Carter.

In 2019, a practice-squad player can earn a minimum of $8,000 per week during the regular season and the playoffs, according to the collective bargaining agreement. There is no cap on the salary.

The practice squad normally consists of rookies and undrafted free agents. The team can carry up to four veterans, who have no more than two accrued NFL seasons (six games on the 53-man roster qualifies as an accrued season).