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What does Johnathan Cyprien bring to the Falcons?

Why did the Falcons add Johnathan Cyprien? The answer is simple in one regard—they needed a safety!—but probably carries some complexity not evident on first blush.

To learn more about Cyprien’s recent history, we read up on what he did with his last two teams and chatted with Bleeding Green Nation manager Brandon Gowton. We also read plenty of takes from Jacksonville fans, which were not encouraging.

From all this we’ve learned the common Cyprien scouting report—that he’s an asset in run support and a sure tackler, but a liability in coverage—checks out across the board.