hawkeye Posted July 13, 2010 Share Posted July 13, 2010 BIRDLAND – Falcons wide receiver Kerry Meier, a fifth round draft pick, is set to come into the fold soon, according to his agent Vann McElroy.“We’re close,” said McElroy, Meier’s Houston-based agent via phone Tuesday morning. “We’re real close.”The Falcons do not comment about ongoing negotiations.Meier was the 165th player taken in the 2010 NFL draft. Of the 38 fifth round picks, 28 have signed.The Falcons have signed four of their six draft picks. Meier and Falcons first round draft pick Sean Weatherspoon are the remaining unsigned rookies.“We’ll definitely have it done before training camp,” McElroy said. “We should be done withit next week.”With the players set to report for training camp on July 29, Weatherspoon’s deal could go down to the wire.Only one player selected in the first two rounds has signed and no first round pick has signed yet.Meier, 23, began as a quarterback at Kansas, but was switched to wide receiver in 2007. The 6-foot-2, 224-pound receiver set career (226) and single-season (102) receiving marks for the Jayhawks.After the draft, Meier was asked about his favorite routes while at Kansas.“I caught a lot of balls over the middle,” Meier said. “A lot of over routes, whether if they came off of a boot or a naked (boot). I caught a lot of balls over the middle, catching like digs . . . the intermediate routes. I got a lot of mileage out of catching balls over the middle.”The competition at the wide receiver position will be fierce in training camp. After Roddy White, Michael Jenkins and Harry Douglas, there are seven players on the roster fighting for two or three spots.The other wide receivers include Brian Finneran, Eric Weems, Troy Bergeron, Tim Buckley, Brandyn Harvey, Andy Strickland and Ryan Wolfe.http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/2010/07/13/kerry-meier-close-to-agreeing-to-terms-with-the-falcons/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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