Bucannon has agreed to terms on a contract with the Falcons, William McFadden of the team's official site reports. Bucannon offers Atlanta's defense key depth as a versatile linebacker/safety hybrid with veteran experience. The 2014 first-round pick racked up 28 tackles (16 solo) across 14 combined games with the Giants and Buccaneers last season.
Bucannon recorded 25 tackles (15 solo) across nine contests in 2019. Bucannon played a reserve/rotational role in New York's linebacker corps to begin the 2019 campaign, but he saw a steady increase in workload down the stretch. That culminated Week 16 against Washington, during which Bucannon notched seven tackles (two solo). The veteran is now set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Bucannon (illness) is active for the team's Week 16 matchup against Washington, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Bucannon appeared on the injury report Saturday but has recovered enough to be active. He's steadily seen his workload increase of late and played in a season-high 34 snaps in Week 15 against Miami.
Bucannon has been added to the injury report as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Redskins due to an illness, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Bucannon's status will depend on how he is feeling closer to kickoff. If he is unable to go, Josiah Tauaefa will be the only depth available at inside linebacker behind Alec Ogletree and David Mayo.
Bucannon signed with the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Elsen of the team's official website reports. Bucannon, a first-round pick in 2014, was recently released by the Buccaneers. He is expected to help provide depth at outside linebacker for the Giants.
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