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Kroy Biermann re-signs with Falcons

Kroy Biermann,  Jerrel Jernigan

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann (71) takes down New York Giants wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan (12) after a reception during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


The Falcons have sewn up another defensive starter ahead of free agency.

One day after re-signing safety Thomas DeCoud, the Falcons have announced that they have agreed to a contract with defensive end Kroy Biermann. The team did not announce any details of the agreement, but Jay Glazer of FOX reports that it is a three-year deal.

Biermann only started one game for the Falcons in 2011, but he has previously been a starter for the team and was a regular part of the rotation this season. He has 12.5 sacks over four years with the team, far fewer than impending free agent John Abraham.

Abraham may have priced himself out of the team’s plans, though, and all indications are that he won’t be back with the Falcons next season. Biermann, Ray Edwards and Lawrence Sidbury are the defensive ends currently under contract in Atlanta. They’ll need more help at the position before the start of the next season if Abraham does indeed depart for another team.