McFadden (undisclosed) agreed to an injury settlement with the Falcons.
McFadden will be free to sign with another team once he's healthy. However, there likely won't be many suitors for the sixth-year pro, who hasn't played an NFL snap since 2016.
McFadden signed a one-year extension with the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
McFadden did not appear in a game last season for the Falcons after bouncing around the league his first four seasons. He'll provide the Falcons with secondary depth.
The Falcons signed McFadden to a contract Monday, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports.
McFadden, now recovered from an August hamstring injury, was signed off the Cowboys' practice squad. The 2013 third-rounder appeared in nine games for Dallas in 2016, but he was primarily deployed on special teams. He'll likely operate in a similar capacity with the Falcons.
McFadden (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
McFadden was competing for a depth role with the Cowboys, but he missed a lot of training camp with this injury. If he gets healthy at some point this season, he's unlikely to be one of the two players Dallas can activate from IR due to his journeyman status.
McFadden (hamstring) will not practice Tuesday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Mcfadden is looking to sneak onto the 53-man roster as a special-teams player, so it's crucial for him to have a quick recovery. He has played for four teams in his first four seasons, and he recorded only eight tackles in nine games last season.
McFadden has been signed to the Cowboys' active roster, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.
McFadden fills an empty spot on the Cowboys' roster and will provide depth in the Cowboys' secondary.
49ers cornerback Leon McFadden is questionable to return to Saturday's Week 16 game against the Chargers due to a head injury, the team announced. McFadden had yet to record a tackle in Saturday's game at the time of his injury.
Along with linebacker Patrick Willis (toe), the 49ers listed Josh Johnson, Quinton Patton, Leon McFadden , Dan Skuta, L.J. McCray, and Dillon Farrell as inactive for Week 10 at New Orleans.
The 49ers have promoted defensive back Leon McFadden to the active roster from the practice squad in advance of Sunday's matchup with the Rams.
The 49ers signed tight end Xavier Grimble and cornerback Leon McFadden to the practice squad and released corner Chance Casey and linebacker Shayne Skov from the squad.
The Jets have cut defensive back Leon McFadden Thursday.
McFadden was claimed on waivers from the Browns recently. He was not active Week 1 against the Raiders.
The Jets' list of inactives for Week 1 against the Raiders includes defensive back Josh Bush (quadriceps), defensive lineman IK Emenkpali (foot), defensive back Dee Milliner (ankle), offensive lineman Dakota Dozier, offensive lineman Ben Ijalana, defensive back Leon McFadden and wide receiver Walt Powell.
Dozier, Ijalana, McFadden and Powell are all healthy scratches.
The Browns released the following players on Saturday: WR Nate Burleson, LB Zac Diles, LB Jamaal Westerman, RB Chris Ogbonnaya, DB Josh Aubrey, DB Leon McFadden, DL Calvin Barnett, DL Jacobbi McDaniel, DL Justin Staples, OL Reid Fragel, OL Garrett Gilkey, OL Donald Hawkins, OL Alex Parsons, OL Abasi Salimu, QB Connor Shaw, TE/FB MarQueis Gray, RB Dion Lewis, TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi and WR Willie Snead.
Disappointing 2013 third-round pick Leon McFadden has been cut by the Browns. The cornerback was burned often in the preseason on interference calls.
The Cleveland Browns selected San Diego State cornerback Leon McFadden with the No. 68 overall pick in the NFL draft. McFadden led the Aztecs with three interceptions and 10 pass breakups last season. He was named team MVP and scored two touchdowns on interception returns. He finished with eight career interceptions.