Should the Falcons sign former Titans WR Adam Humphries?

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The NFL’s cap casualty season has begun as teams attempt to create space for the new league year. The Atlanta Falcons were forced to release free safety Ricardo Allen and defensive end Allen Bailey last week.

Since the 2021 salary cap is going down from last year, there will likely be more cuts than normal this offseason. Many of these players will have to prove they can still play and therefore, sign one-year contracts that are typically team friendly.

Without much money to spend in free agency, the Falcons are going to have to raid the bargain bin for affordable, productive players. One name that could interest the team if he’s willing to sign for cheap is wide receiver Adam Humphries.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Tennessee Titans are releasing the 27-year-old wideout just two years after signing him to a four-year, $36 million contract.

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Arthur Smith took over as offensive coordinator for the Titans in 2019, the same year Humphries arrived in Tennessee as a free agent. Over the last two seasons, Humphries was okay, but not the rapidly-improving player he looked to be when the Titans signed him.

In 19 games in Tennessee, Humphries had 60 catches, 602 receiving yards and four touchdowns — which were fewer yards than he had in each of the previous three seasons in Tampa Bay.

Still, on a more team-friendly contract, Humphries would be a smart pickup for Atlanta. He’s familiar with Smith’s system and has a ton of experience as a kick and punt returner.

If the price is right, it’s a good fit for both parties.

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