Stupar, 27, has been an inside linebacker for the Falcons and played primarily on special teams in 2014. He has played in 30 NFL games, mostly as a special teamer, and has spent time with the Raiders, Eagles, 49ers and Jaguars.
He was fine with the move to outside linebacker.
“I feel like it comes really natural to me,” Stupar said. “I played defensive end in high school so there is some carryover. I was playing that my whole life until college.”
Stupar, who played at Penn State, may fade back into a reserve role with Reed getting closer to returning from groin surgery.
“I’m just ready for anything,” Stupar said “I can play middle, weakside or strongside. I’m ready for whenever they need me. I’m a core special teamer. When they call upon me, I’ll be ready.”