NFL DRAFT DIAMONDS

Atlanta Falcons release HBCU standout CB Saeed Lee after knee injury

SaeedToday the Atlanta Falcons released CB Saeed Lee formerly of Alabama State, who had to be carried off the practice field yesterday. The rookie UDFA cornerback was competing for a job this summer, of course, but a significant knee injury could knock him out for the entire season. That is a devastating blow for a small school player, but I know Saeed Lee, and I know he will have a speedy recovery.

Saeed stood out at the Raycom All Star Game and will have a great shot at landing on a roster when healthy.  We had sat down with Saeed before the Draft, you can see that interview here.

Saeed is a physical corner who has great length and speed.  Lee, a 5-foot-11, 160-pound corner back, racked up 34 tackles, 26 solos and three for loss, in his senior season in black and gold despite missing two games due to injury during a 7-4 campaign. He had a standout junior season when he racked up five interceptions to go along with 45 tackles and 11 pass breakups, 16 pass defenses and two fumble recoveries on his way to being named a second-team selection to the SWAC’s all-conference team.

With the open roster spot the Atlanta Falcons signed Free Agent Jordan Mabin the former Baltimore Ravens cornerback.

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