Atlanta Falcons

Falcons sign draft picks Sean Harlow, Damontae Kazee to rookie deals

(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

The Atlanta Falcons have signed two of this year’s draft picks, offensive guard Sean Harlow and safety Damontae Kazee.

Harlow was a fourth-round pick from Oregon State. Kazee was a fifth-round pick from San Diego State.

Harlow will have a chance to compete for the starting job at right guard left vacant by the retirement of Chris Chester.

The Falcons announced Tuesday that veteran guard Hugh Thornton, who signed as a free agent on March 21, has retired. Thornton played in 37 games for the Colts, including 32 starts.

Harlow started 37 games at tackle in college.

Kazee holds San Diego State’s career record with 17 interceptions, including six or more in three straight seasons. He started the final 41 games of his career at cornerback and is expected to play safety or nickel corner in Atlanta.

Terms of the deals were not immediately available.

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