Falcons sign third-rounder Deadrin Senat


The Falcons are down to one unsigned draft pick.

Four of their six draft picks signed on Wednesday and a fifth agreed to terms on Thursday. Third-round defensive tackle Deadrin Senat has signed a four-year deal with the team.

Senat started at USF for three years and left school with 23.5 career tackles for loss and seven sacks. He earned good marks as a run stopper, which should help him as he competes for playing time alongside Grady Jarrett in the middle of the Falcons defensive line.

“My mission is to move forward and be the best coach I can be,” he said. “I am absolutely 100 percent the head coach of the Detroit Lions.”

Patricia exited while reporters were still asking questions, and the effort to “clear his name” ultimately did not include many (any) specifics. That said, his denial seemed heartfelt and genuine. The only lingering question is whether the alleged victim will decide, more than two decades after not telling her story in open court, to tell her story to the court of public opinion. Unless and until she does, there’s no reason to give Patricia anything other than the benefit of the doubt, and to respect his ongoing presumption of innocence.

In the four years they were together, the Cowboys went 36-28. But their only playoff appearance came in 2014 when the Cowboys went 12-4. Dallas lost at Green Bay in the divisional round after the controversial replay overturn of Bryant’s fourth-down catch.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continues to call his biggest regret not winning a Lombardi Trophy with Romo and Witten. The quarterback and tight end had eight seasons together when Romo started more than half the games, and the Cowboys went 74-43 in the regular-season in those seasons but only 2-4 in the postseason.

Murray left as a free agent in 2015. Romo retired before the 2017 season. The last two men standing from that photo –Bryant and Witten — moved on this offseason. The Cowboys released Bryant last month, and Witten retired last week.orioles_022

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