Falcons sign punter as backup plan

The Falcons just announced they have signed punter Danny Baugher to their practice squad.

Take this as a precautionary move in case punter Michael Koenen can’t play Sunday at Tampa Bay. Koenen suffered a concussion last week and the Falcons are hoping he’s cleared to play. But having Baugher on the practice squad gives them a backup plan if Koenen can’t go. The Falcons would have to elevate Baugher to the 53-man roster in order for him to be eligible to play.

Baugher spent this season with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League. Baugher, who played at the University of Arizona, has spent time with three other NFL teams, but has not played in a regular-season game.