CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora believes the
The move makes sense as it gets back to defensive coordinator Mike Nolan's roots. It also explains the additions they've made to their defensive line with Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai joining the team. Last year the Falcons ranked 21st against the pass and 31st against the run.
The Falcons have also released safety Thomas DeCoud, saving themselves a couple of million dollars against the salary cap.
Jackson spent the first five years of his career with the
Soliai was reportedly on the Falcons' radar for a while. A pure run stuffer, Soliai has missed one game over the last four years. Asamoah, a product from Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois, started nine of 14 games for the Chiefs last year and 15 games the year before that.
The 28-year-old is coming off a 65-tackle season, his lowest total since he was a rookie in 2008. He also failed to intercept a pass, after racking up 10 in his previous two seasons.