Monday, April 30, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they have signed 22 college free agents, including Brookwood grad Dawson Zimmerman.
Zimmerman averaged 41.8 yards per punt as a senior after averaging 42.7 yards on 60 punters as a junior. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder will compete with current Falcons punter Matt Bosher, a rookie last season who averaged 42.7 yards per punt, which ranked 30th in the NFL.
The Falcons now will have three Gwinnett products in training camp this year -- returning tight end Michael Palmer of Parkview and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi, a fifth-round draft pick this year, of Central Gwinnett.
Atlanta's other rookie signees were: TE Lamark Brown (Minnesota-Mankato), LB Rico Council (Tennessee State), QB Dominique Davis (East Carolina), S Chad Faulcon (Montclair), RB Robbie Frey (Kutztown), LB Max Gruder (Pittsburgh), T Byrce Harris (Fresno State), LB Jerrell Harris (Alabama), LS Josh Harris (Auburn), C Tyler Horn (Miami), WR Marcus Jackson (Lamar), DT Ray Kibble (Kansas State), G Phillip Manley (Toledo), CB Marty Markett (South Carolina), TE Adam Nissley (Central Florida), DE Louis Nzegwu (Wisconsin), WR Cody Pearcy (Huntingdon), DT Micanor Regis (Miami), WR James Rodgers (Oregon State), LB Pat Schiller (Northern Illinois) and CB Peyton Thompson (San Jose St.).