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Falcons add depth, sign CB Josh Wilson, S Dwight Lowery

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

Good news: Josh Wilson doesn't have to tackle Steven Jackson anymore. (USATSI)
Good news: Josh Wilson doesn't have to tackle Steven Jackson anymore. (USATSI)

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The Falcons added depth to their secondary Tuesday, signing cornerback Josh Wilson and safety Dwight Lowery.

Wilson, 29, spent the previous three seasons with the Redskins, and has also played for the Seahawks and Ravens. He started 16 games a season ago and had 68 tackles, 2 sacks, 7 passes defended and an interception. According to ProFootballFocus.com, he ranked 80th out of 110 cornerbacks, just ahead of former Washington teammates David Amerson and DeAngelo Hall.

Lowery, 28, joins the Falcons after three-year stops with the Jags and the Jets. He played in just three games in 2013 before a concussion ended his season. In 2012, he started nine games, broke up four passes and had an interception. That year, via PFF, Lowery was rated as the 16th-best safety in the league.

Now, Wilson and Lowery join a Falcons secondary that was last in the league against the pass a season ago, according to Football Outsiders. The good news: It's a young group that includes second-year cornerbacks Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant.

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