May 27, 2024

The Atlanta Falcons have not hesitated to explore talent from the north. In Terry Fontenot’s tenure as the head of the front office, they have either worked out or signed multiple Canadian Football League (CFL) players. Some have even spent the summer with the Falcons, hoping to secure a spot on the team. One notable success story from these ventures is former CFL player Dee Alford, who currently plays as a nickel cornerback and punt returner for the Falcons.

It seems the team is considering another foray into CFL talent. According to 3 Down Nation, the Falcons have conducted a workout with wide receiver Austin Mack, an all-star for the Montreal Alouettes in the recent season.

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Mack, 26, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent and joined the New York Giants in 2020, recording seven receptions for 91 yards. However, he was released by the Giants after being placed on injured reserve in 2021. Mack then transitioned to the CFL, where he played a key role in the Montreal Alouettes’ championship victory, making 78 catches for 1,154 yards and four touchdowns. Standing at 6’1″ (or 6’2″ depending on the source), Mack is often praised for his size, strength, and route-running skills in scouting reports. However, critiques include concerns about his hands, blocking, and inconsistent production.

With the Falcons having minimal wide receivers under contract for the upcoming year, aside from Drake London, signing a promising player like Mack to the practice squad or a reserve/future contract is a possibility. Given the team’s history of scouting talent from the CFL, it wouldn’t be surprising if more names from the league are linked to the Falcons in 2024.

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