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Well, good news, you’re in the right place.
I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Eagles and Falcons.
Julio Jones started his career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2011 after they traded up to pick him sixth overall in the draft, and he quickly became a key figure in their offense. He’s recognized for his combination of size, speed, strength, hands, and route-running abilities.
Jones had a phenomenal 2015 season, leading the NFL with 136 catches and 1871 receiving yards. As of the end of 2022, Jones has earned seven Pro Bowl selections, has been named to the First-Team All-Pro twice, and has led the NFL in receiving yards twice.
Jones also helped lead the Falcons to Super Bowl LI in the 2016 season, where they, unfortunately, fell to the New England Patriots. His career includes more than 13,000 receiving yards and he holds several Falcons franchise records.
Jones Key Stats
- Pro Bowl (Falcons)
- 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Falcons)
Asante Samuel was drafted in the 4th round, 120th overall, by the New England Patriots in the 2003 NFL Draft. Samuel played for the Patriots from 2003 to 2007 before signing with the Eagles, where he played from 2008 to 2011. He later joined the Falcons for the 2012 and 2013 seasons before retiring.
Samuel was known for his ball-hawking skills and was one of the most feared cornerbacks in the league during his prime. He was a four-time Pro Bowler and a one-time First-Team All-Pro (2007). Over his career, he accumulated 51 interceptions, which he often turned into significant returns (728 yards and 6 touchdowns).
One of the highlights of Samuel’s career was his crucial role in the New England Patriots’ dominant defense that led the team to two Super Bowl titles in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. While with the Patriots, he also led the league in interceptions during the 2006 season with 10.
Samuel Key Stats
- 1st Team All-Pro (Patriots)
- Pro Bowl (Patriots, Eagles)
- Super Bowl (Patriots)
Johnathan Cyprien was drafted in the second round, 33rd overall, by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2013 NFL Draft. Cyprien started his career with the Jaguars and played for the team from 2013 to 2016. Following his time with the Jaguars, he played for multiple teams, including the Titans, Eagles, Falcons, and 49ers.
Although he didn’t receive any Pro Bowl selections, Cyprien was a solid player during his career, known for his tackling and run-stopping abilities. He started 60 games during his 4 years in Jacksonville, recording over 450 tackles.
Cyprien was a bit of a journeyman after the Jaguars, playing for 4 different teams over a short span. His versatility and experience made him a valuable asset for NFL defenses, particularly against the run.
Omar Gaither was selected in the 5th round of the 2006 NFL Draft, 168th overall, by the Philadelphia Eagles. Playing the linebacker position, Gaither spent five seasons with the Eagles before having brief stints with the Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders.
During his NFL career, Gaither recorded over 300 total tackles, six sacks, and two interceptions. His best season came in 2007 with the Eagles, where he recorded 102 total tackles and started all 16 games.
Though he never earned Pro Bowl or All-Pro honors, Gaither was a reliable and steady contributor at the linebacker position, especially in his early years with the Eagles.