Hageman has not played in the NFL since 2016, and despite being suspended for two games by the league earlier this month, the Falcons have elected to give him a second chance after legal troubles led to his release a few years ago. Atlanta does have an opening at defensive tackles following the departure of Terrell McClain, but Hageman will likely have to prove his behavior is in check before having a shot at the team's final roster.
Hageman was suspended for two games by the NFL on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Hageman hasn't played in the league since 2016 but indicated recently he was attempting a comeback for the upcoming season. The reason for his current suspension was not officially stated, though the 28-year-old was booked on a DWI charge last June. Hageman previously received a six-game suspension for a domestic violence allegation in 2017.
Hageman hasn't played in the NFL since 2016 but is hopeful to make a comeback in 2019, Chris Tomasson of The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports.
Hageman, a former second-round pick of the Falcons, was released by Atlanta and suspended six games for a domestic violence allegation in 2017. A DWI charge in 2018 further hindered his chances of getting signed last season. Out of trouble since his DWI, Hageman will turn 29 in August and says he's in shape and hungry for an NFL return. He could be a low-signing for a team looking to add some defensive line depth in 2019, though he may face suspension of a couple games for his DWI.
Hageman was arrested Saturday in New Hope, Minn. on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, Paul Walsh of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The former University of Minnesota standout was a second-round pick of the Falcons in 2014 and appeared in 44 games over three seasons before being released by the organization in September. The defensive tackle was then handed a six-game suspension by the NFL later that month following a domestic-violence allegation, which has likely contributed to him remaining unsigned since receiving his walking papers from the Falcons. Hageman's latest brush with the law likely further damages the 27-year-old's chances of resurfacing in the league.