After losing Patrick DiMarco to the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons finally addressed the fullback position. They signed former Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman Soma Vainuku and Colts guard Hugh Thornton.
Vainuku is an undrafted free agent out of USC, he signed with the Houston Texans in 2016. Derrick Coleman (legally deaf) last played with the Seattle Seahawks in 2015
Both guys will battle for the vacant roster spot.
As for Hugh Thornton, looks as though falcons are not waiting for Chris Chester to decide whether or not he will return or retiring.
Thornton, former third round pick is expected to compete with Wes Schweitzer and Ben Garland for the starting right guard position.
Thornton had an extremely difficult childhood. He was forced to deal with the murder of his mother and sister, as well as an abusive father. However, Big Hugh didn’t let that stop him, becoming a pretty good prospect coming out of Illinois.