While not exactly on the same level as the Michael Turner signing last season, the Falcons have made a move.
Drum roll please!!!
Defensive end Chauncey Davis is in.
Defensive end Michael Montgomery is out.
Monty was set to visit today, but the Falcons and Davis’ agent, worked into the night to hammer out a four-year, $14 million deal.
I was working on “The Book on Montgomery” for the blog.
Since we don’t want let some good work go to waste, he’s what we
had on the would be visitor.
Three executives in personnel for NFL teams were asked by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to evaluate the Packers restricted free agent and here’s what they had to say about Montgomery:
“Can he make a team? Yeah. He’s probably a No. 4 end. You like his effort and all that stuff. He’s not a real talented kid. At one point I thought he might have an opportunity to go somewhere. But he’s just been OK. I haven’t been overly excited about him. He’ll get backup-type money. He’ll get decent money as a swing backup. He’s not great but he’s functional.”
Montgomery played last season at 270 pounds, but has been as heavy as 280. The Packers shift to a 3-4 kind of pushed him out the door. They are now looking for ends in the 290-plus range.
Davis is a welcomed return. He has been steady since being selected in the fourth round of the 2005 draft. He’s played in 63 games, 18 starts, 8 sacks and 7 fumbles recoveries. He really likes working with defensive line coach Ray Hamilton.
I told you all last night, not to buy into the Jim Leonhard rumors to the Falcons. That was just posturing. Everyone knew he was following Rex to the Jets.
Well, the Falcons’ deal appears to extremely fair.
The big question is will Davis get a chance to beat out Jamaal Anderson? He’s basically out played him — according to a statistical analysis and not a film coaching-style analysis.
Overwhelmed by this move? What’s the next move for the Falcons?