Stupar made seven tackles (all solo) and forced a fumble that he would also recover in Sunday's win against the 49ers. A week after making a diving interception, Stupar again made the most of his opportunities. With James Laurinaitis (quadriceps) being placed in Injured Reserve and Dannell Ellerbe (quadriceps) suffering a setback in his injury recovery, Stupar should continue to see significant playing time and he has quietly averaged seven tackles per games over the Saints' last five contests. He's worth a look in many IDP leagues.
Stupar has signed with the Saints. Stupar signed a three-year deal with the Saints after spending the past two seasons in Atlanta. Last year with the Falcons was the best campaign of Stupar's career, as he totaled 40 tackles and two passes defensed, and played a career high 24.5 percent of defensive snaps and 77.7 percent of special teams snaps. With the Saints he'll likely be a backup, behind James Laurinaitis and Stephone Anthony, and not relevant in any format.
The Falcons signed linebacker Nate Stupar, a special teams standout, to a one-year extension for the minimum, $585,000, reports ESPN.com. Stupar ranked second on the team with nine special teams tackles, seven solo, while appearing in 15 games last season.
The Falcons listed seven players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Baltimore, and only wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out for the contest. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) were all labeled probable for Sunday's game after practicing in full on Friday.
The Falcons' list of inactives for Week 1 against the Saints includes defensive lineman Corey Peters (Achilles), quarterback Sean Renfree, defensive back Javier Arenas, linebacker Nate Stupar, offensive lineman Ryan Schraeder, offensive lineman James Stone and linebacker Tyler Starr. Renfree, Arenas, Stupar, Schraeder, Stone and Starr are all healthy scratches.