Falcons sign three

By Jason Kirk  |   Thursday, July 27, 2006  |  Comments( 0 )

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The Atlanta Falcons have signed fifth-round pick Quinn Ojinnaka, sixth-round pick Adam Jennings, and D.J. Shockley, a seventh-round selection, to four-year contracts. The Falcons have second-round pick Jimmy Williams and third-rounder Jerious Norwood left to sign.

Ojinnaka, 6-5, 292 pounds, was a four-year offensive tackle at Syracuse. He played in 44 career games, starting every contest his junior and senior seasons. The former Orangeman was selected to play in the 2006 Las Vegas All-American Classic.

Jennings, a 5-9, 181 pound wide receiver, started 16 of 52 games at Fresno State. He had 89 catches for 1,265 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 48 times for 337 yards and three touchdowns for the Bulldogs. The speedster will compete for the starting spot as Atlanta's kickoff or punt returner, where he excelled in college. Jennings returned 70 kickoffs for 1,731 yards and added 781 yards with two touchdowns on 95 punt returns. He is the fifth player in Fresno State history to amass over 4,000 all-purpose yards.

Shockley, 6-0, 214 lbs., played in 37 games, starting 11, while at Georgia. He threw for 3,278 yards with 31 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. The former Bulldog was also a threat on the ground, gaining 580 yards on 146 carries with seven touchdowns. He threw 24 touchdowns his senior year, garnering enough votes to take third place in the Associated Press Player of the Year selection.
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