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Prince Shembo will not be rejoining the Atlanta Falcons

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The Atlanta Falcons had the worst defense in the entire National Football League last year and things don't look like they will be getting any better.

Brooks Reed - the Falcons prized free agency signing - has barely been on the field as a hip/groin injury lingers on, leaving the Falcons needing help at the strong side linebacker position. That need led the the Falcons to discuss bringing back Prince Shembo.

However, the Falcons have now decided against bringing back the controversial star.


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No Shembo

Shembo settled his animal cruelty charge last week by pleading down to a misdemeanor and paying a fine, and Falcons coach Dan Quinn said that the team would discuss possibly bringing the linebacker back to the team.

Shembo was released after he was charged for killing his ex-girlfriend’s 5-pound Yorkshire Terrier in May and Quinn said Monday that Shembo will not be rejoining the Falcons, whatever happens.

Happy Right Now

“I think that we are just happy right now where we are at with the linebackers,” Quinn said, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re just trying to like heck to keep working those guys as we are going through it.”

Any team considering signing Shembo would have to deal with the fact that he could well be facing an NFL suspension for his animal cruelty, as well as the vicious diatribe they will get for signing someone who kicked and killed a dog that had the temerity to bite his finger.

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