Atlanta Falcons Re-Sign Cornerback

The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed cornerback Cornell Armstrong to a one-year deal, according to agent Brett Tessler of Tessler Sports.

Armstrong started four games for the Falcons last season, his first NFL starts, and is expected to continue in a significant role on special teams while serving as a secondary depth player.

He was recognized as a special teams standout during his tenure with the Dolphins and Texans before joining the Falcons.

Although Armstrong's performance last season did not suggest he should start for the team in 2023, his solid run defense and quality stretches in coverage make him a strong candidate for one of the team's reserve roles.

With an unsettled depth chart at cornerback, Armstrong has an early advantage for a spot among 10 other cornerbacks currently under contract. 

Armstrong was signed to Atlanta's practice squad in October of last year and was later promoted to the active roster.

In 10 games, he recorded a career-high 33 tackles with seven passes defended.

The 27-year-old will hope to provide solid depth behind starters A.J. Terrell and Casey Hayward in the upcoming season. 
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