• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Veteran FS Charles Godfrey waived by Falcons

    The Falcons have waived free safety Charles Godfrey to make room on their roster for offensive tackle Jake Long. The veteran has faded since his days as a starter for Carolina. He has played in just 15 games over the last four seasons.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Charles Godfrey making strides at safety for Falcons

    Charles Godfrey didn't make much of an impact during his first season with the Falcons after seven years with the Panthers, but under new coach Dan Quinn, Godfrey has the inside track on earning the free safety position, according to the team's website. Godfrey has the size and speed reminiscent to Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, and the Falcons, with former Hawks DC Quinn as coach, will play a similar, aggressive pass defense. "(I have the) ability to get to the ball and to make plays when I get to the ball," Godfrey said. "Also, my ability to see the whole field. I have a long ways to go; I'm far from there. But the good thing is we're going to keep watching film and keep pushing." Godfrey has 11 career interceptions, but none since 2012.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Falcons sign safety Charles Godfrey to extension

    The Falcons signed safety Charles Godfrey to a contract extension Thursday, the team announced. Godfrey played for the Falcons and Panthers in 2014. In 13 games between the two teams, Godfrey totaled 19 tackles.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Steven Jackson among notable players inactive for Falcons

    The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr. Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Falcons unveil inactives for Week 16 clash at New Orleans

    The Falcons have ruled the following players inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints: Quarterback Sean Renfree, safety Charles Godfrey, cornerback Ricardo Allen, linebacker Tyler Starr, guard Jon Asamoah, defensive end Stansly Maponga and James Anderson.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Falcons unveil inactives for Monday Night Football

    The Falcons ruled the following players inactive for Monday's game at Green Bay: cornerback Robert Alford (wrist), quarterback Sean Renfree, linebacker James Anderson, safety Charles Godfrey, offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, linebacker Tyler Starr and defensive end Stansly Maponga (elbow).

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Falcons swap out safeties

    The Falcons signed safety Charles Godfrey and waived safety Sean Baker, the team announced.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Report: Panthers release S Charles Godfrey

    The Panthers released safety Charles Godfrey, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Godfrey, 28, made 19 tackles in seven games this season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Panthers in good health heading into Sunday battle

    Only two Panthers have been deemed any lower than questionable for the Sunday game in Baltimore. They are running back Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) and tackle Garry Williams (back). Linebacker Thomas Davis (hip) and running back Jonathan Stewart (knee) are questionable while wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (thigh), cornerback Charles Godfrey (ankle), safety Roman Harper (knee) and running back DeAngelo Williams (thigh) are probable.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Charles Godfrey slow to adjust to new position

    Panthers cornerback Charles Godfrey has been slow to adjust to his new position in his transition from safety, ESPN.com reports. Godfrey, who is returning from a torn Achilles, has what coach Ron Rivera calls "dirty eyes," peeking into the backfield during plays and getting beat deep. He has an uphill battle ahead if he wants to win a starting job before the beginning of the season.