Falcons sign Lee, Shelley

Cornerback Saeed Lee and kicker Jeremy Shelley were signed by the Falcons on Monday.

Lee participated in the Falcons rookie minicamp as a tryout player and impressed the team. The Falcons made room for Lee by releasing Colorado State cornerback Momo Thomas, who was an undrafted rookie free agent signing.

Lee, 5-foot-11 and 160-pounds, played at Alabama State and had 34 tackles as a senior.

Shelley was the kicker for the back-to-back BCS national champion Alabama. He set a school record with 63 extra points and his 166 career extra points are the most in Alabama history.

Also, tight end Michael Palmer, who played the last three seasons with the Falcons recently signed with the New York Giants. Palmer, who went to Parkview High and Clemson, made the team as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2010. He played in 43 games and caught 21 passes.

Marvin Allen, formerly a national scout, recently left the team to become Kansas City’s director of college scouting.

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