Atlanta Falcons defensive end Chris Odom (93) is shown during the team's NFL training camp football practice Friday, July 28, 2017, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Photo: John Bazemore/AP
Photo: John Bazemore/AP

Falcons sign defensive end Chris Odom, tackle John Wetzel 

The move was reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday.

The team announced the signing on Tuesday, along with the signing of tackle John Wetzel to a one-year contract.

 Odom was in camp with the team in 2017. He eventually was cut from the practice squad and went on to play seven games with the Green Bay Packers.

“Really excited,” the source said was Odom’s reaction. “Sounds like he will have a legit shot to compete for a spot and not just a camp body.” 

Odom was playing with the Salt Lake Stallions of the defunct Alliance of American Football.

Odom’s father, Cliff, spent 13 seasons with the Colts.

Wetzel was originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College following the 2013 NFL Draft.

He played in 40 games while making 24 starts for the Arizona Cardinals over the last three seasons. The Pittsburgh native also spent time as a practice squad player for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts. 


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