ATHENS — The Falcons continue to tinker with their secondary.
They released cornerback Tye Hill and signed safety Matt Giordano on Tuesday.
Hill was acquired on Sept. 1 from the St. Louis Rams for a seventh round pick.
Hill, a former first round pick with the Rams, played in eight games in 2009. He had seven tackles and one interception, which returned for a touchdown.
Giordano, a five-year veteran, has played with the Indianapolis Colts and the Green Bay Packers. He has played in 60 games, with just six starts.
Giordano, who played for the Packers last season, is 5-foot-11, 194 pounds. He was a fourth round pick (135th overall) in the 2005 draft.
After finishing 28th in the league against the pass, the Falcons have been revamping the secondary this offseason.
They signed cornerback Dunta Robinson to a six-year, $57-million contract in free agency and re-signed cornerback Brian Williams, who is recovering from knee surgery.
The traded cornerback Chris Houston to the Detroit Lions and elected not to extend tender offers safeties Jamaal Fudge and Antoine Harris.