Franks earned a spot on the Falcons' initial 53-man roster, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The rookie UDFA out of Arkansas saw action in all three preseason contests and completed 11 of 26 passes for 128 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception. Franks benefitted from the injury to AJ McCarron (knee), who suffered a season-ending injury during the second exhibition contest. Atlanta recently signed Josh Rosen and will open the season with both quarterbacks as backup options for starter Matt Ryan, barring another acquisition.

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