Falcons Re-Signing DL Derrick Shelby


The Falcons are re-signing veteran DL Derrick Shelby to a one-year contract on Thursday, according to his agent David Canter.


After being released by the Falcons, Shelby visited with the Seahawks and Browns, but it looks like a return to the Falcons proved to be his best option.

Shelby, 28, originally signed now with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with Miami before joining the Falcons for the 2016 season.

Shelby was entering the third year of his four-year, $18 million contract that included $7.5 million guaranteed when the Falcons released him last week in a move that freed up $3.25 million of available cap space.

In 2017, Shelby appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 30 tackles and a sack.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.