Falcons Sign FB Ricky Ortiz, Waive CB Joseph Putu

The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday signed fullback Ricky Ortiz to a contract and waived cornerback Joseph Putu.

Ortiz, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State back in May of last year. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Ravens cut him loose coming out of the preseason and later signed him to their practice squad.

The Ravens placed him on injured reserve list before cutting him loose a few weeks later and eventually bringing him back in November. Unfortunately, the Ravens cut him loose following this year’s draft.

During his college career at Oregon State, Ortiz recorded 47 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks and an interception over the course of 27 games.

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