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Noel Devine Personally Shoots Down Falcons Free Agent Signing Rumors

Update: Deion Sanders' daughter says Devine will join the Eagles. Yes, she would know. It's a long story.

Almost 24 hours after the first rumors surfaced of West Virginia Mountaineers RB Noel Devine being brought aboard the good ship Atlanta Falcons, the man himself has denied the report to Craig Handel. He says he hasn't signed with the Falcons -- and adds that he's not going to, either. Damn, Noel, you ain't have to let us go like that.

Handel's report also notes Devine's high school coach thought the Falcons were interested in the 'Eers speedster.

With that, let us close a stirring chapter in Falcons fandom and focus on the undrafted free agents the team is bringing to camp. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter, the Falcons have signed 22 mystery UFAs. Here's a list of 17 that have been reported here or there, amended to exclude Devine's name and featuring super helpful HTML colors:


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 Confirmed by school


Lucas Cox FB Georgia Tech 6', 245 Confirmed by player


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


Matt Murphy OT UNLV 6'4", 300 Confirmed by agent


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


Philip Sylvester RB Florida A&M 5'8", 194 Confirmed by player


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 Confirmed by player


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.