Hours after announcing wide receiver Robert Ferguson joined the team, the Falcons added another veteran.
Marty Booker has signed with the team. To make room on the roster, the Falcons released undrafted rookie Brandon Godfrey.
An 11-year veteran, Booker has spent time with the Bears and Dolphins in his career. He has 116 starts, racking up 523 receptions for 6,522 yards and 36 touchdowns.
He posted back-to-back, 1,000-yard seasons (14 total touchdowns) in 2001 and 2002 in Chicago.
The 6-foot, 205-pound wideout has played in 141 games and currently ranks tied for third in Bears history in receptions (329) and sixth in receiving yards (3,895).
Thursday evening the Falcons also officially moved wide receiver Harry Douglas to the injured reserve list (knee).
The moves at receiver come at the same time Pro Bowler Roddy White is holding out of training camp. His absence and Douglas’ season-ending injury briefly left the Falcons two receivers down in training camp. But, the additions of Booker and Ferguson add 18 years of NFL experience to the roster.