Falcons sign two safeties as insurance

Laguda played at Brookwood High School

With both starting safeties recovering from season-ending injuries, the Falcons signed some insurance Friday.

The Falcons signed Chris Cooper and Afolabi Laguda to two-year contracts.

Free safety Ricardo Allen (Achilles) and strong safety Keanu Neal (knee) both are trying to come back from injury.

The Falcons elected not to re-sign Jordan Richards, who took over for Neal, while defensive back Damontae Kazee, who took over for Allen, is slated to move to nickel back.

Laguda played at Colorado with Falcons cornerback Isaiah Oliver, who’s slated to take over at right cornerback for Robert Alford.

Laguda, is 6-foot-1 and 214 pounds, signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent last season. He played at Brookwood High. He started his career at Butler (Kan.) Community College before playing at Colorado.


CB 20 Isaiah Oliver, 33 Blidi Wreh-Wilson

NCB 27 Damontae Kazee

CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 38 Taveze Calhoun

FS 37 Ricardo Allen, 41 Sharrod Neasman, Afolabi Laguda

SS 22 Keanu Neal, 40 Ryan Neal, Chris Cooper

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