The Falcons signed offensive tackle DeMarcus Love today, according to the team.
Love, 6-foot-4, 315 pounds, was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth-round (168th overall) of the 2011 NFL draft out of Arkansas. Love, 27, was on the 53-man roster for the Vikings in 2011.
He has also spent time with Jacksonville, New Orleans and Denver. He has not played in an NFL game.
Love was suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs in 2013. Love’s agent told USA TODAY Sports that he accidentally took a banned substance that was in a product he purchased at a nutrition store.
Love was inactive for every game as a rookie and spent the 2012 season on injured reserve after undergoing surgery for a torn pectoral muscle.
The Falcons will likely make room for Love by deactivating tackle Lamar Holmes, who has a broken foot.
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