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CB Bethel agrees to terms with Falcons

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Tennessee Titans' Adoree' Jackson tries to escape tacklers as he returns a punt in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on December 10 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Photo by Art Foxall/UPI
Tennessee Titans' Adoree' Jackson tries to escape tacklers as he returns a punt in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on December 10 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Photo by Art Foxall/UPI | License Photo

Cornerback Justin Bethel agreed to terms on a contract with the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced on Saturday.

Bethel has earned three Pro Bowl selections as a member of special teams for the Arizona Cardinals

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The 27-year-old, who visited the Falcons on Wednesday, is expected to provide depth to a secondary that features Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. Fellow cornerbacks Brian Poole, Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Marcelis Branch are also on the roster.

Bethel has recorded four interceptions -- with three returned for touchdowns -- in his last three seasons.

He has collected 185 tackles and four interceptions in 96 career contests with Arizona. Bethel has yet to miss a game since being selected by the Cardinals with a six-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Presbyterian College.

The acquisition of Bethel represents the biggest free-agent offseason move thus far for Atlanta. The Falcons also signed former San Francisco 49ers guard Brandon Fusco and re-signed defensive end Derrick Shelby.



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