Bennett was waived by the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
Bennett had played two games with the Falcons this season, accumulating five tackles (four solo) and one sack. Bennett was cut to make room for offensive lineman Zane Beadles on the active roster. The 25-year-old defensive tackles is now free to sign with any team.
Bennett's signing comes on the heels of Grady Jarrett's ankle injury. With Jarrett potentially out for a few weeks, Atlanta has opted to beef up its defensive interior through Bennett. The former Ohio State standout was with Jacksonville at the start of the season.
Bennett was released by the Jaguars on Tuesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
With Fowler returning from his one-game suspension this week, Bennett was released in order to clear a roster spot. Bennett was inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Giants.
Bennett (pectoral) took part in individual drills during Wednesday's minicamp and hopes to go through team drills Thursday, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Bennett has only played in one game over the past two seasons but the defensive tackle is finally feeling healthy. He was placed on injured reserve after suffering a pectoral injury in Week 2 last season and he missed all of 2016 with a calf ailment.
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