Falcons Agree to Terms With 5th Round WR Kerry Meier

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with fifth-round wide receiver Kerry Meier.

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with fifth-round wide receiver Kerry Meier, Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com reports.

Per Caplan, Meier's deal is worth $1.947 million dollars, including a signing bonus of roughly $157,000.

Meier began his career at Kansas as a quarterback, red-shirting in 2005 before starting 8 games under center. Meier was a 56.5% passer for 1,193 yards, with a freshman record 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Meier added 344 yards and 5 touchdowns rushing, but sat behind Todd Reesing in 2007, completing 25-of-29 passes for 275 yards and 3 touchdowns in a backup role.

Meier started 5 games at wide receiver in 2007, catching 26 passes for 274 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The following season, Meier set a KU-record with 97 receptions, and his 1,045 yards were fourth-most in school history, helping Meier earn All-Big 12 honorable mention honors. Last season, Meier earned second-team All-Big 12 honors as he broke his single-season receptions mark with 102 grabs.

Meier finished his career as KU’s all-time leader in receptions (226), and is second on the Jayhawk’s all-time receiving yardage (2,039) and touchdown receptions (18).

The 6-2, 224-pound Meier gives the Falcons an offensive weapon they can employ all over the field. Meier can play receiver, h-back, quarterback, running back, and even served as the holder on field goals and extra points at Kansas.

Meier's signing leaves just first-round linebacker Sean Weatherspoon as the team's lone unsigned 2010 draft pick.

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