Safety Suaesi Tuimaunei, a safety , was signed to the practice squad by the Falcons on Tuesday.
Tuimaunei, 6-1, 205 pounds, played at Oregon State and was the Beavers second leading tackler with 85 tackles (53 solo), five tackles for loss, one interception and two forced fumbles.
Originally from Laie, Hawaii, Tuimaunei was in training camp in 2011 with the Falcons before being waived.
Defensive back Rafael Bush was signed by the Denver Broncos off the Falcons practice squad on Monday.
Bush was originally signed as a safety, but saw time during training camp at nickel back. He was the longshot candidate in the competition with Christopher Owens and Dominique Franks.
He was released on Sept. 3 and then re-signed to the practice squad on Sept. 4
Bush was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent from South Carolina State after the 2010 draft.
Bush gives the Broncos depth at a position where veteran Brian Dawkins is returning from a neck injury and the rookie tandem of Rahim Moore and Quinton Carter struggled with their tackling in the team’s most recent loss to San Diego, according to the Denver Post.
Last season, the Falcons promoted Bush from the practice squad to the roster in December. A roster spot became available when safety Shann Schillinger, who was playing on special teams, was placed on injured reserved with a fractured ankle.
Bush, 5-11, 195 pounds, was signed as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina State by the Falcons after the 2010 NFL Draft on April 26, 2010.
Bush was voted the S.C. State’s most valuable player as a senior after finishing the season with 54 tackles and three touchdowns. Following his collegiate career, was named to the South Carolina State All-Decade Team after making 222 career tackles.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog