Falcons Sign Orhorhoro, Four New Additions

Draftee Ruke Orhorhoro is now officially a Falcon.

The defensive tackle from Clemson signed his rookie deal today in Flowery Branch, the team said.

The team noted several reasons why they used their #35 draft pick to get Orhorhoro.

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“Excellent skillset, versatile up front, plays the runs, plays the pass, excellent motor, top-notch makeup,” said Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot recently. “We’re very excited about him and the versatility he brings up front, the player he is.”

In addition to the Orhorhoro signing, the Falcons also inked four new additions to their roster today.

Tight end Ross Dwelley joins the Falcons after a stint with the San Francisco 49ers. There he was an undrafted free agent since 2018.

Dwelley played a total of 84 games in the six seasons he spent with the 49ers. He’s had five career touchdowns, 44 receptions, and 518 receiving yards, according to Pro Football Reference. 

Last week, the Falcons tried out 13 players in rookie minicamp. This week of those 13, three recruits, safety Dane Cruikshank, defensive lineman Bradlee Anae, and wide receiver Dylan Drummond signed deals with the team.

Cruikshank, from Arizona College, has the most experience of any of the signups. He was with the Tennessee Titans for four seasons starting in 2018. He then joined the Chicago Bears in 2022, then after a single season there, he returned to the Titans. In 54 games, he’s made 66 tackles 2 pass blocks, and one interception.

Anae, from Utah, was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2020. He was actively playing as a rookie seven games, getting one tackle on a QB, and two tackles. Drummond, Eastern Michigan, only appeared in one game for the Detroit Lions last year.

The Falcons are now one player shy of the 90-man training camp limit.