Atlanta Falcons: Agree to terms with Redman, Douglas

Peria Jerry (94) and Vance Walker (61) warming up. Walker has played a vital role in the defensive tackle rotation.  (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Peria Jerry (94) and Vance Walker (61) warming up. Walker has played a vital role in the defensive tackle rotation. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

UPDATE

The Falcons agreed to contract terms with backup quarterback Chris Redman and wide receiver Harry Douglas late Tuesday night.

 Redman, 6-3, 225 pounds, who agreed to a one-year deal, was originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round (75th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft. He was signed by the Falcons on March 23, 2007 and re-signed in 2008. Redman has served as Matt Ryan’s backup for the last four seasons. In 2011, he appeared in five games completing 18 of 28 pass attempts for 188 yards.

In nine NFL seasons, Redman has appeared in 31 games and completed 286 of 500 pass attempts for 3,179 yards with 21 touchdowns.

Douglas, of Jonesboro agreed to a four-year deal, has been the team’s No. 3 receiver. He’s caught 85 passes for 1,112 yards over four seasons. He missed the 2009 season because of a knee injury.

EARLIER POST — Vance Walker gets $1.26 million tender

Falcons defensive tackle Vance Walker  received a tender offer of $1.26 million on Tuesday.

Walker, 6-foot-2, 304 pounds, was a seventh round pick (210th overall) out of Georgia Tech in 2009.

He played in all 16 games last season and registered 25 tackles, including 17 solos. He also had two sacks and one forced fumble.

Over his career, he’s had 77 tackles and 55 solos with the Falcons.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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131 comments Add your comment

3rdnLong

March 13th, 2012
3:33 pm

Wow 25 Sacks and only 1.26 Million. Sounds like a deal.

tgueboy

March 13th, 2012
3:35 pm

wow..he broke the record..we need to pay this guy..lol

tgueboy

March 13th, 2012
3:36 pm

he’s headed straight to the hall of fame

D. Orlando Ledbetter

March 13th, 2012
3:36 pm

THAT’S CALLED GETTING IT DONE!!!!

striped shirt

March 13th, 2012
3:36 pm

“25 sacks”

Paper or plastic?

Who Me?

March 13th, 2012
3:37 pm

Atlantaismycity

March 13th, 2012
3:39 pm

Closest i’ve been to FIRST. Getting closer. Walker is a good sign. Cheap

D. Orlando Ledbetter

March 13th, 2012
3:39 pm

Who needs Super Mario?

The Lion

March 13th, 2012
3:40 pm

He DOES NOT have 25 sacks!!! Only 2 sacks in the past 3 years.

S'paw_99

March 13th, 2012
3:45 pm

Vance has actually been better than Jerry and he was picked in the same draft 6 rounds later. He’s not a start by any means, and is never going to be, but he’s a solid rotation guy. If you’re going to play a 4-3, you need to have 3-4 DT’s that you can rotate in to keep everyone fresh. And he’s done a great job of that, a guy that come in and give you 20 solid snaps. He’s a good block eater and run stuffer, he’s not a pass rusher. It’s like a 6th man / role player in basketball.

PMC

March 13th, 2012
3:46 pm

Man I’ll take Burlap, Gunny, whatever, this team needs a sack of any type from anywhere.

They don’t “pressure” the QB. They don’t sack the QB… they rarely even talk to the opposing QB.

Sausage King of Chicago

March 13th, 2012
3:49 pm

Holy crap, that’s $50,000 per tackle!

Yeah

March 13th, 2012
3:49 pm

Yep them GT boys just keep getting it done. Go Falcons!

chris

March 13th, 2012
3:50 pm

Surprised at the amount of people that cant read!!

creative

March 13th, 2012
3:50 pm

Thanks Lion. I’m pretty sure they were kidding. You ruined everyone’s fun.

jay

March 13th, 2012
3:52 pm

Pewiz

March 13th, 2012
3:53 pm

Hall of fame here he comes. That’s more money than I make in 40 years working full time.

Dallas Cowboys

March 13th, 2012
3:53 pm

wait until them Cowboys come to town this year we are going to run all over them undersized little boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Lion

March 13th, 2012
3:54 pm

I love the way the article changed from “sacks” to “tackles” in a matter of sec haha…

I guess Vance is a okay signing!

Dallas Cowboys

March 13th, 2012
3:56 pm

falcon fans are nothing but snitches:::::::::::::::::::: take the sn off and put a b !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Statick

March 13th, 2012
3:56 pm

Peria Jerry should be ashamed.

falCANS

March 13th, 2012
3:57 pm

lol @ sacks. smh READ PPL. Amyway great sign TD. Sign HD and lets get this superbowl. Remember we were set talent wise!! Just needed better scheme

Statick

March 13th, 2012
3:57 pm

Be careful, Dallas Cowboys. I pretty much said the same thing and I got censored. And I’m a Falcons fan!

Nativebird

March 13th, 2012
3:59 pm

Good signing. Now all we need to do is bring back Chauncey Davis and cut that worthless Bierman beer bum housewives non-factor of a player…..and we’d be off to a good start.

Frankie

March 13th, 2012
3:59 pm

let the frenzy begin…………….

Jeff B

March 13th, 2012
4:01 pm

So… what round tender is that?

Falcon James

March 13th, 2012
4:01 pm

Even me with my atlanta publik schools education noticed it was only 2 sack. Some people didnt pay attention in class.

I like the way Vance play and glad to see him get signed. Not too shabby. The news is about is to get real interesting. Wondering the falcon GM have in store this year.

GTFan

March 13th, 2012
4:03 pm

Walker, always a Jacket!!!!

AlanFalcon

March 13th, 2012
4:05 pm

Nativebird, got any idea what you said, msut have had a few today to try and compare Davis to the Beirman.

Stockdog

March 13th, 2012
4:07 pm

Super Bowl here we come. Walker is in the house. Dino-mite. You did say Jimmy JJ Walker, right.

Larry

March 13th, 2012
4:10 pm

The phones are ringing off the hook at the ticket office!

we r broke

March 13th, 2012
4:17 pm

WE R BROKE………… WHT THE F!!!

Jawbreaker

March 13th, 2012
4:21 pm

Sorry, break the bank, go over the salary cap, do whatever it takes, but bring Mario Williams here! He would definately be the missing piece of the puzzle. The offense will take care of itself. He’s this year’s version of Julius Peppers. We need him in the worst way. Sign him and watch season ticket sales go through the roof.

J.J.M.

March 13th, 2012
4:31 pm

cwltank

March 13th, 2012
4:32 pm

I love the signing, so the Middle line is complete, we only need Mario. However, Wimberly would be a great DE to sign.

GoTech

March 13th, 2012
4:33 pm

Walker won’t be so cheap next time. Falcons got a deal. Sting em Vance.

Big Crimson 75

March 13th, 2012
4:34 pm

We might as well lock up the rest of our back-ups while we’re at it!!
Spencer Adkins – Christopher Owens – Cliff Matthews – Sidbury……

oh wait…….. Sid’s our starter now!!!!!!!

Florida Guy

March 13th, 2012
4:35 pm

Man, the fact we are debating how the falcons can add a piece here or there to get to the big game is awesome. Mr. Blank has done wonders. While I have been disappointed with the past one and out playoff appeances over the last two seasons, this is still great that we’re not talking about how to get a winning record in consecutive seasons, but becoming elite. Thanks Mr. Blank–

New Blood

March 13th, 2012
4:35 pm

So….. What is the deal with the backup qb, so when Baker starts and gets run over by a blitzing Eagle. Sounds like they are not signing Redman.

we r broke

March 13th, 2012
4:36 pm

4:35 PM STILL NO MARIO WILLIAMS!!! AINT EVEN NOBODY TALKING BOUT DA FALCONS

BigTimeTECHFan

March 13th, 2012
4:48 pm

Lofton gone to TB Bucs

GUMBY

March 13th, 2012
5:05 pm

And this is why GA sports teams never win championships. Too cheap

ohhhhYEAH

March 13th, 2012
5:19 pm

Some of you people need to learn how to read. It clearly says 25 TACKLES, not sacks. Two sacks. And i dont like this signing at all. Wasting more cap space on a part time player. Depth that produces only 25 tackles can be found elsewhere, and at a cheaper price than 1.26 MIL

hbcuclassics

March 13th, 2012
5:27 pm

HBCU Classic Sports
2012 Draft Preview: DE, Corey Hart, Alabama A&M
Led nation in Tackles for Loss – 29

http://www.hbcuclassics.com/hbcu_showcase

Sly Ty

March 13th, 2012
5:29 pm

@Florida Guy: I agree with you 100%. I am amazed at how our fans are so negative about our team. We have made the Playoffs 3 of 4 years with Smitty and TD. I am just glad we are very competitive and regularly competing for the playoffs.

Mario Left

March 13th, 2012
5:35 pm

Mario left with meachem to the Bills………………guess that one’s a goner.

tt44

March 13th, 2012
5:35 pm

see if ya can teach PJ a thing or two…!

Sid

March 13th, 2012
5:39 pm

Tried to call the Atlanta Falcons in FB but all the lines were busy.

Sid

March 13th, 2012
5:41 pm

Mario Left

March 13th, 2012
5:35 pm
Mario left with Meachem to the Bills………………guess that one’s a goner.

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I read they were shutting down the airport after they landed until they signed.

Sid

March 13th, 2012
5:54 pm

Man I would love to see Nicks suit up as a Falcon!