Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kurt Benkert looks to pass under pressure from Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Malveaux during the first quarter in a NFL preseason game on Thursday, August 30, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Falcons sign nine to reserve/futures contracts

The Falcons signed nine players to reserve/futures contracts on Monday, the team announced.

The contract gives the team the claiming rights for the player next season. Only players not on an active roster at the end of Week 17 are eligible. They will count against the 90-man roster when it is announced.

Those who signed are quarterback Kurt Benkert, wide receiver Christian Blake, corner back Taveze Calhoun, linebacker Jermaine Grace, tight end Jaeden Graham, tight end Alex Gray, wide receiver Devin Gray, offensive lineman Sean Harlow and defensive lineman Jacon Tuioti-Mariner.

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