Posted: 1:29 pm Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
Former Falcons and Georgia Tech wide receiver Kevin Cone is set to sign with the Miami Dolphins, according to his agent Mark Clouser.
The former Georgia Tech player who walked onto the team after transferring from NAIA Shorter College was one of two exclusive rights free agents and he did not received a tender offer from the team, according to NFLPA documents.
He has worked out for Carolina and was set to work out for the New York Giants on Friday.
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) April 2, 2014
The Falcons signed Cone, a St. Pius High grad and the son of former Tech player Ronnie Cone, in 2011 after he started 10 games as a senior for the Jackets and reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds at Tech’s pro day.
Cone made the practice squad and was added to the active roster in Dec. 2011.
In 2012, Cone was active for 12 games but did not play any offensive snaps.
Last season, despite a rash of injuries, Cone couldn’t crack the lineup and saw Darius Johnson past him on the depth chart.
Overall, he played in 28 games, mostly on special teams. He had one career catch for 12 yards.
Here are the Falcons draft picks:
Round 1 – No. 6 overall
- Round 2 – No. 37 overall
- Round 3 – No. 68 overall
- Round 4 – No. 103 overall
- Round 4 – No. 139 overall (compensatory)
- Round 5 – No. 147 overall
- Round 6 – No. 182 overall
- Round 7 – No. 220 overall
- Round 7 – No. 253 overall (compensatory)
- Round 7 – No. 255 overall (compensatory)
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