Falcons add veteran secondary help with James Sanders

The Atlanta Falcons added some veteran depth to their secondary as they signed James Sanders to a one-year contract.

The news was reported during the night by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and means Sanders will not be taking the free-agent visit to Kansas City that was scheduled. The former Patriots product was familiar to Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff just as he was well known by Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli.

The Patriots cut Sanders loose on Monday, giving him a head start to find new work. He was scheduled to earn $2.8 million this season. He was originally a fourth-round pick from Fresno State.

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