Stephen F. Austin running back Romonté Hampton is tackled at the Griz 2-yard line by free safety Shann Schillinger after being stripped of the ball by Griz linebacker Alex Shaw (not pictured) during the first quarter on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2009 in Missoula. (Associated Press)
Safety Shann Schillinger, the team’s sixth round draft pick, was signed to a four-year contract, the team announced on Thursday.
In an unrelated move, the Falcons waived quarterback Eric Ward, who played at Southwest DeKalb High.
Eric Ward was impressive enough at the minicamp to land a contract with the Falcons. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)
Schillinger, 6-foot, 200 pounds, played at Montana. Over his four year career with the Grizzlies he tallied 255 tackles, 19 passes defensed and 10 interceptions.
Last season, Schillinger played in 15 games and had 90 tackles, four interceptions and six passes defensed. The Grizzilies reached the Football Championship Sub-Division (formerly Division I-AA) national championship game.
Ward, 6-2, 213 pounds, was originally signed on May 9 as an undrafted college free agent from Richmond.
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