The Atlanta Falcons have signed six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell to a one-year contract, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Campbell spent the past three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. The 36-year-old enjoyed a resurgent campaign in 2022, tallying 5.5 sacks, 36 tackles, and two forced fumbles in 14 games. Campbell’s 5.5 takedowns would have ranked second on the Falcons last season behind Grady Jarrett (6.0).

The Colorado native is the latest acquisition for a Falcons team that has been surprisingly busy during the offseason – Atlanta also adding safety Jesse Bates, defensive tackle David Onyemata, linebacker Kaden Elliss, tight end Jonnu Smith, wideout Mack Hollins, and backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke. 

Campbell brings a wealth of experience to what is a young Falcons roster. In addition to his strong play on the field, the veteran has been lauded for his leadership and character, winning last season’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award and being named 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year.

Across 15 NFL seasons, the former second-round pick has recorded 99.0 sacks, 809 tackles, and 37 QB hits.

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