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The Atlanta Falcons bring in another veteran receiver to help bolster their pass-catching squad, signing Geronimo Allison after a tryout during rookie minicamp this weekend.
The 6-foot-3 wide receiver spent the first four seasons of his career at Green Bay after going out of Illinois without a draft. He had 89 catches on 1,045 yards and six touchdowns with the Packers.
He then signed with the Detroit Lions in 2020, but opted out of that season due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. He returned to the Lions in 2021, but only appeared in three fights and did not record a catch.
The Falcons brought Allison in for an extended look over the weekend – on Saturday he was also seen getting post-practice work – before officially joining Atlanta on Monday. He joins a fairly open reception space led by the Falcons’ first-round pick this year, Drake London, and veterans Bryan Edwards (acquired by Trade Friday from Las Vegas), Auden Tate and Olamide Zaccheaus.
Atlanta also signed tight-end Tucker Fish, who played both tight-end and defensive at Stanford, and Tre Webb, a defensive back from Montana State, who also played at San Jose State.
The Falcons released wide receiver Chad Hansen, tight-end Daniel Helm and cornerback Luther Kirk to make room for the three new players.