ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have signed eight players to their practice squad, including receivers James Rodgers and Darius Johnson.
The list of players signed Sunday does not include linebacker Brian Banks, who was cut on Saturday. Banks was trying to launch his career after spending five years in prison on a rape conviction that was overturned last year.
The Falcons also signed fullback Patrick DiMarco, quarterback Seth Doege, cornerback Jordan Mabin, offensive guard Phillipkeith Manley, defensive tackle Adam Replogle and tight end Mickey Shuler to the practice squad.
DiMarco started four games with Kansas City in 2012.
Doege, from Texas Tech, signed with Atlanta as an undrafted free agent on April 29.
Manley spent time on the Falcons' practice squad last season before finishing the year on the active roster.

Top NFL Public Bets

#1 472 Denver Broncos  85%
#2 465 Houston Texans  84%
#4 477 Chicago Bears  73%
#5 481 Los Angeles Rams  70%
#6 462 New York Giants  66%
#8 468 Miami Dolphins  63%
#9 456 Minnesota Vikings  61%
#10 460 Baltimore Ravens  61%

NFL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail A Look at the Falcons' Super Bowl Odds On Monday, Julio Jones informed the Falcons he would not attend mandatory minicamp this week over a contract dispute. Despite his absence potentially impacting...
Thumbnail Are Ravens a contender or pretender? The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl six years ago and still have the same head coach/quarterback combination. But is Baltimore still among the teams...