Falcons Sign DL Cliff Matthews, Release S Dashon Goldson

The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they’ve signed DL Cliff Matthews to a contract and released S Dashon Goldson.

  • The Falcons signed LB Josh Keyes to their practice squad

Goldson, 32, is a former fourth-round pick of the 49ers back in 2007. He spent six years in San Francisco before signing on with the Buccaneers as a free agent in 2013.

After spending the 2015 season with the Redskins, Goldson signed a one-year contract with the Falcons back in August.

In 2016, Goldson has appeared in four games and recorded just one tackle and no interceptions.

Matthews, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Falcons back in 2011. He had finished out his rookie contract last year when he signed a two-year extension with the Falcons.

However, Matthews was unfortunately among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason. The Buccaneers elected to sign him to a future/reserve contract this past February, but he was later among the team’s final roster cuts coming out of the preseason.

In 2014, he appeared in seven games and totaled six tackles (four solo) on defense and adding three special teams tackles.

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