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Falcons passing on Freeney, could revisit signing him later

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Linebacker Dwight Freeney #54 and defensive end Frostee Rucker #92 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrate after a play during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

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The Falcons won’t be signing veteran pass rusher Dwight Freeney right now, ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reported Wednesday, but Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team won’t rule out adding Freeney at some point down the road.

Freeney visited the Falcons this week as he looks for a place to play a 14th NFL season.

Freeney, 36, had eight sacks in 11 games as a late addition to the Cardinals last season. He previously worked out for the Bengals, who could also consider Freeney later if he’s still available after the Bengals lost veteran pass rusher Wallace Gilberry to free agency.

The Falcons recently did a similar dance with veteran cornerback Brandon Boykin. Though Boykin came in for a workout, the team decided not to sign him.