Free safety Ron Parker was most recently with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Falcons playing Parker at free safety

Parker, who was signed as a free agent on June 25 to a one-year, $915,000 contract, has played cornerback, free safety and strong safety.

“He’s at free safety right now,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “We’ve had experience, he’s played corner, he’s played nickel, he’s played free safety, so he’s got real versatility, but at this point, I want to see what is the best fit for him in our defense, so that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Parker, who will turn 31 in August, entered the NFL in 2011 when he was signed as undrafted free agent out of Newberry (S.C.) by the Seahawks. 

Parker, who’s 6-feet and 206 pounds, has spent time with four NFL teams over his nine-year career, playing in 90 games with 64 starts.

He was pursued by the Falcons when he last was a free agent in 2015, but elected to remain with the Chiefs. He was three years into that five-year, $30 million contract, that was signed on March 3, 2015, when the Chiefs released him this offseason.

He started all 16 games for the Chiefs last season. He had two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and 67 tackles.

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