The Falcons are working to get bigger players for their defensive line.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons announced on Tuesday that they have come to terms with guard Jon Asamoah, defensive end Tyson Jackson and defensive tackle Paul Soliai.
Asamoah (6'4", 305 pounds) joins the Falcons from the Kansas City Chiefs, where he has played the last four seasons, where he helped the Chiefs average 337.3 yards per game this past season – including 128.5 yards per game on the ground. Jackson (6'4", 296 pounds) also comes from the Chiefs, where he landed 190 tackles – 138 of them solo – nine sacks, 12 passes defensed and 21 quarterback pressures over his five years in the league.
A 2011 Pro Bowl selection, Soliai (6'4", 345 pounds) joins the Falcons from the Miami Dolphins, where he played two seasons (2010-11) under Falcons Defensive Coordinator Mike Nolan. In his first season under Nolan (2010), Soliai landed 39 tackles – 33 of them solo – two sacks, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
"We are pleased to add Paul, Tyson and Jon to our roster," Falcons head coach Mike Smith said in a release Tuesday. "Paul has played for Coach Nolan in Miami and is familiar with our scheme, and Tyson is a good football player that will fit with what we want to do defensively as well. Jon is a physical, experienced offensive lineman that will add a veteran presence to our offensive line."