Godfrey was signed by the Falcons on multiple occasions last year, as well as going into this offseason. Entering his ninth NFL season, the safety was unlikely to see much time on the field and apparently decided that retirement was a preferable option. In his eight seasons, Godfrey recorded 11 interceptions, 34 passes defensed and 384 tackles while playing seven seasons in Carolina and one in Atlanta.
Godfrey has now signed with the Falcons five times since October of 2014, a testimony to his situation in Atlanta as a fill-in rather than a focal point on the Falcons' defense. The veteran safety recorded only 12 total tackles in 2015 and will more than likely serve as a backup to young safeties Ricardo Allen and Kemal Ishmael in 2016. Don't look for Godfrey to make much fantasy noise this coming season.
Kemal Ishmael beat out Godfrey for the starting role, and he failed to produce in a limited role. Godfrey enters the offseason without a contract, and it seems like he'll be looking for a new team when free agency begins.
Charles Godfrey was re-signed by the Falcons on Tuesday.
With William Moore (groin) in danger of missing Week 8, the Falcons need extra depth at safety. Even if Moore can't go, Godfrey will likely have a very limited role.
The veteran has faded since his days as a starter for Carolina. He has played in just 15 games over the last four seasons.
|P2||8/18/16||@ CLE||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/25/16||@ MIA||8:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|3||9/26/16||@ NO||8:30 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|9||11/3/16||@ TB||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|14||12/11/16||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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