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Tye Hill dumped; Matt Giordano signed by Falcons

It wasn’t so long ago Tye Hill was ranked as the top cornerback in the 2006 draft class, a favorite of the draftniks after big efforts at the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine.

After getting released Tuesday by the Falcons, Hill is struggling just to stay in the league.

Atlanta acquired Hill from St. Louis for a seventh-round draft pick, and the former No. 15 overall pick lost his starting job three games into the season.

The Falcons signed former Colts and Packers safety Matt Giordano in a corresponding move.