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Falcons Free Agents Include Lucas Cox, Youri Yenga, According To Reports

Update: Lucas Cox confirmed.

Eric Thompson of is reporting the Atlanta Falcons are welcoming Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets FB Lucas Cox. He played both A-back and B-back in Paul Johnson's offense, neither of which directly translates to Atlanta's offense. Jonathan Dwyer is the only one of Johnson's Tech running backs to have accumulated pro experience so far, but his lack of success may have had more to do with his work ethic. Nobody's really raised that concern about Cox.

He's also a veteran at impersonating Lou Holtz. His brother Mike Cox: also a Tech man, and a Kansas City Chiefs RB. 

And according to multiple reports out of SMU land, the Falcons will bring on Mustangs LB Youri Yenga, who played on a side of the ball June Jones sometimes reportedly looked at, which is good enough for the June Jones fan in all of us. That's four linebackers reported so far in this UFA cluster.

Yenga was All-State as a Texas high schooler, which sounds like quite the achievement considering the Lone Star State's churning ocean of talent. He wasn't highly heralded in college, making Conference USA's honorable mention team twice. He was a tackling machine when healthy, twice recording more than 73 total stops in a season. He also produced 12 sacks in four years.

At SMU's pro day, he pushed 225 pounds 21 times, presented a 32-inch vertical and was clocked at 4.64 in the 40. There's actually a lot of film out there on Yenga, which is great. Here's the one that most involves him f-----' s--- up.

Updated list of reports:


Name Pos School Height, Weight Status


Adam Froman QB Louisville 6'4", 220 Multiple reports


Andrew Schulze LS Iowa 6'6", 255 Reported


Darrin Walls CB Notre Dame 6', 190 Confirmed by player


DJ Davis WR Oregon 6'1", 205 Reported


Doug Beaumont WR Louisville 5'9", 187 Confirmed by player


Kiante Tripp DL Georgia 6'6", 293 Multiple reports


Kirk Belgrave CB Kent State 6'1", 205 Confirmed by school


LaMarcus Thompson LB Tennessee 6'1", 226 Reported


Lucas Cox FB Georgia Tech 6', 245 Report


Matt Hansen LB Rhode Island 5'11", 230 Confirmed by player


Matt Murphy OT UNLV 6'4", 300 Multiple reports


Noel Devine RB West Virginia 5'8", 179 Reported, but disputed


Paul Fenaroli C Stony Brook 6'2", 300 Confirmed by school


Philip Sylvester RB Florida A&M 5'8", 194 Multiple reports


Rob McGill OT La. Tech 6'3", 310 Confirmed by school


Ryan Winterswyk DE/TE Boise State 6'4", 268 Multiple reports


Tom McCarthy DL/LB Yale 6'5", 265 Reported


Youri Yenga OLB SMU 6'1", 231 Multiple reports

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.