Toronto Argonauts’ defensive back Jamal Peters signs with Atlanta Falcons

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The Atlanta Falcons have signed Toronto Argonauts’ defensive back Jamal Peters to a futures contract, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson.

Monday marked the first day that CFL players could sign reserve/futures contracts south of the border.

The 26-year-old started 15 games this past season at boundary cornerback and recorded 57 tackles, six interceptions, one sack, and one touchdown en route to being named a league all-star. He also started the East Final and Grey Cup, making eight tackles and one forced fumble to help the Argos upset the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL’s championship game.

Peters signed with Toronto in February 2021 and spent time on the practice roster before making his professional debut in Week 2. He dressed for eight games and recorded 32 tackles and one interception.

The six-foot-two, 220-pound cover man went unselected in the 2019 NFL Draft following a four-year college career at Mississippi State. He signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent but was released shortly after with an injury settlement.

Atlanta finished this past season tied for second in the NFC South with a 7-10 record. Former Blue Bombers’ defensive back DeAundre Alford dressed for 16 games with the team, recording 25 total tackles, one tackle for loss, seven knockdowns, and one interception.