Posted: 1:29 pm Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Agent: Kevin Cone set to sign with Dolphins 

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.

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)

FALCONS REWIND

–Blog: Falcons are not switching to a 3-4 defense front, they’ve been using it for past 2 seasons

–Blog: New jersey numbers picked; Devin Hester to wear No. 17

–Blog: Falcons awarded three compensatory picks

–Blog: Lamar Holmes was a performance-pay leader in 2014

–Blog: Umenyiora will return in 2014, no restructured deal

–Blog: Falcons release FB Bradie Ewing

–Blog: Falcons WR Roddy White owes Mercer fan some prime tickets

–Blog: Falcons owner Arthur Blank engaged to be married.  

–Blog: Former Falcons WR Kevin Cone to work out for Carolina

–Blog: Falcons re-sign defensive tackle Peria Jerry

–Blog: NFL to move forward on cleaning up ‘on-field’ language

MEET THE FREE AGENT SIGNEES

–MyAJC ($): Falcons spend $80 million in free agency to buy toughness

–Las Vegas doesn’t like Falcons’ free agency moves

–Falcons Free Agency Tracker — Falcons have committed $107.36 million to salaries 

–Q&A with PR/KR/WR Devin Hester

–Q&A with Falcons right guard Jon Asamoah

–Q&A with Falcons defensive end Tyson Jackson

–Q&A with Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai

2014 NFL DRAFT CENTRAL

–Mock Draft 1.0: Falcons trade out of sixth spot to land Pryor and Ebron

–12 teams who could draft UGA star Aaron Murray

–Louisville LB Preston Brown to work out for the Falcons

–Louisville DE Marcus Smith to work out for the Falcons

–MyAJC ($): OT Greg Robinson, DE Dee Ford shine at Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Tackle Greg Robinson on Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Running back Tra Mason on Auburn’s Pro Day

–Blog & VIDEO: Clemson QB Tajh Boyd has stellar Pro Day showing

–VIDEO: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins on his Pro Day

5 comments
Hemmorid_Sufferer_2
Hemmorid_Sufferer_2

Last season, despite a rash of injuries, Cone couldn’t crack the lineup and saw Darius Johnson past him on the depth chart.


Sigh......Don't you mean pass him? 

Falcon Ben
Falcon Ben

@Hemmorid_Sufferer_2  It is an absolute disgrace to our team, our city and this newspaper that Dled continually publishes this kind of drivel. A number of talented and insightful writers at far less prestigious media outlets routinely produce better content than Dled, and do so without the plethora of silly grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. 


I sincerely hope that the AJC takes this issue seriously and looks to replace Dled with any of the talented up and coming writers out there. 


Failing that, put Dled behind the pay wall and put Schultz or Bradley on the Falcons beat. 

JSSN
JSSN

@TimA13

He came back to life! He schools Ledbetter on grammar, yet he still cannot get using an ellipsis mark correctly! Sigh...Grammar police!