Dec 9, 2018; Carson, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Darqueze Dennard (21) reacts during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Falcons sign ex-Bengals CB Dennard

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darqueze Dennard on Thursday, NFL Network reported.

Dennard had originally agreed to a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on March 17, but that deal fell through on March 26 due to a disagreement over terms.

Dennard, 28, spent the past six seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals after being a first-round pick (24th overall) in the 2014 draft. He predominantly played the slot for Cincinnati, collecting five pass breakups and 37 tackles in nine games (five starts) in 2019.

He’ll compete in Atlanta with first-round rookie A.J. Terrell, 2018 second-rounder Isaiah Oliver and 2019 fourth-rounder Kendall Sheffield as the Falcons try to replace former Pro Bowler Desmond Trufant, who was released.

Dennard played in 77 games (24 starts) with Cincinnati and had 274 tackles, three interceptions (one for a touchdown), 22 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

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