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Akeem Dent is signed.


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UPDATE, 5:18 P.M.

Falcons third round pick Akeem Dent from the University of Georgia and Douglass High agreed to terms on a four-year, according to his Atlanta-base agent Hadley Engelhard.

Here’s some info from draft day on Dent, who attended some of the offseason workouts at Buford High.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Dent will be expected to contribute on special teams and backup at all of the linebacker spots.

Dent played outside and inside linebacker at Georgia.

“He’s a tough, hard-nosed guy who fits our scheme as a (middle) linebacker, but he also has the versatility to play all three positions,” Dimitroff said. “He will be a core special teams player for us, which is very important.”

The Falcons were also impressed by Dent being one of Georgia’s captains and by him attaining his degree in Housing.

“He fits in line as far as what we believe in having the right locker room,” Dimitroff said. “He played in the SEC and that speaks for itself. He knows football. He’s passionate about football.”

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