FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons signed former Georgia tight end Aron White, wide receiver Kenny Stafford and fullback Lee Meisner to free agent contracts after completion of their rookie minicamp on Sunday.
White and Stafford announced their signings on Twitter.
“It’s official I am a member of the Atlanta Falcons and proud to be one. Just signed my rookie contract God is good #RiseUp,” tweeted Stafford, who played at Toledo and is the nephew of former NFL star Cris Carter and former NBA player and head coach Butch Carter.
White played the last two seasons in the shadow of Orson Charles at Georgia.
“I’m officially a Falcon after this weekend tryout!” White tweeted.
White finished his college career with 34 catches for 512 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Meisner played linebacker at Colorado State-Pueblo, but tried out with the Falcons as a fullback.
The Falcons also released defensive tackle Ray Kibble from Kansas State.
The moves left the Falcons with 88 players under contract. They still must sign third-round pick Lamar Holmes and fifth-round pick Jonathan Massaquoi to reach the 90-player limit.
In 2010, two players who received tryouts were signed to the roster in quarterback Eric Ward and cornerback Daylan Walker. Ward was cut a month later, but Walker made it to training camp before being released.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog