Falcons sign Will Svitek, Ken Parrish

Updated: March 3, 2011, 8:42 PM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons have signed offensive tackle Will Svitek, who has been a top backup for two seasons, and punter Ken Parrish.

Svitek appeared in every game last season as a backup. He was a sixth-round pick by Kansas City in 2005, then signed with Atlanta in 2009. He started two games that season.

Svitek could compete for a starting job if the Falcons do not re-sign free agent starting right tackle Tyson Clabo.

Parrish, from East Stroudsburg University, has spent time with the 49ers, Eagles and Jets. Most recently, he played for the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League.

Falcons punter Michael Koenen is a free agent.

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