By D. Orlando Ledbetter - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
FLOWERY BRANCH — Even though the Falcons recently signed one of the top free-agent defensive ends in Osi Umenyiora, they still could address the position in the NFL draft.
On Tuesday, the Falcons had one of the top defensive end prospects, Florida State’s Tank Carradine, in to visit the facilities and meet the coaches.
“I’ve always liked the Falcons since I was a little boy and they had Michael Vick,” Carradine said Monday via phone before his visit. “I’m very excited about going to visit them.”
Carradine, is a pass-rushing defensive end who’s battling back from ACL knee surgery. He moved to Houston after the season in order to train with Russ Paine of IronMan Sports Medical Institute. Paine supervised Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s dramatic recovery from a similar injury last season.
Carradine believes he’s ahead of schedule and will be ready for a workout scheduled for April 20 in Cincinnati, his hometown.
In addition to visiting the Falcons, Carradine has met with Baltimore, Philadelphia and an undisclosed NFC South team.