Falcons safety Charles Godfrey announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. The veteran signed in early March to provide depth to the secondary. He has been with the Falcons for parts of two seasons.
Godfrey, a third-round pick in 2008 out of Iowa, joined the Falcons in 2014. He played in five games and remained with the team for the 2015 season, where he had 12 tackles, a pass defense and a forced fumble.
With his retirement, the Falcons added two names to their training-camp roster. The team signed free agent wide receiver Corey Washington and tight end Arthur Lynch.
Lynch is a familiar name to many around the state. He played four seasons at Georgia and spearheaded the offensive attack alongside former quarterback Aaron Murray.
He was selected in the fifth round of the 2014 draft by the Miami Dolphins. In his career, he has bounced around and was previously on the Denver Broncos’ practice squad.
The Falcons will be Washington’s third team in his short career. He was signed as a free agent out of Newberry College by the Arizona Cardinals.
He has had success in the NFL with the New York Giants and accrued five catches and 52 receiving yards in 2014.
The roster moves put the Falcons at 88 players heading into the team’s first practice Thursday.
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