7 Football Players who Played for Patriots and Falcons

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That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.

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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 Patriots and the Falcons.

Cordarrelle Patterson

Cordarrelle Patterson is about to enter his 11th year in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta is Patterson’s 5th team having played previously with the Vikings, Bears, Patriots and Raiders.

Patterson has been one of the top receivers in the league since being drafted by the Vikings with the 29th overall pick in the 2013 draft.

Patterson is a 4 time Pro Bowler and has been named 1st team All-Pro 3 times. A true dual threat, he has taken significant snaps as both a wide receiver and a running back throughout his career.

*Patterson was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 31)

Patterson Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Vikings, Bears)
  • Super Bowl Winner (Patriots)

Asante Samuel

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)

Lawyer Milloy

Lawyer Milloy was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft. Milloy played with the Patriots from 1996 to 2002, becoming a key piece of their defense during that time.

With the Patriots, Milloy was a four-time Pro Bowl selection (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002) and earned First-Team All-Pro honors in 1999. One of his career highlights was winning Super Bowl XXXVI with the Patriots when they defeated the St. Louis Rams.

After his time in New England, Milloy moved on to the Buffalo Bills, where he played from 2003 to 2005. He then joined the Atlanta Falcons for the 2006 to 2008 seasons before concluding his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks in 2009 and 2010.

Milloy Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Patriots)
  • Pro Bowl (Patriots)
  • Super Bowl Champ (Patriots)

Steven Jackson

Steven Jackson was selected 24th overall by the St. Louis Rams in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played for the Rams from 2004 to 2012 before moving on to the Atlanta Falcons in 2013 and 2014, and finally playing a single season with the New England Patriots in 2015.

Over his career, Jackson was a three-time Pro Bowler (2006, 2009, 2010) and was named Second-Team All-Pro in ’06 & ’09. He is the Rams’ all-time leading rusher, accumulating over 10,000 rushing yards during his time with the team. He ran for an impressive 1,000+ rushing yards in eight consecutive seasons (2005–2012).

One of the standout aspects of Jackson’s game was his ability as a dual-threat. He was effective not just as a runner but also as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. Over his career, he had 11,438 rushing yards and 3,683 receiving yards along with 78 total touchdowns (rushing and receiving).

Jackson Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Rams)
  • 1000+ Yard Rushing Season (Rams)

Mohamed Sanu

Mohamed Sanu was selected in the third round, 83rd overall, by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played as a wide receiver, making a name for himself with his versatility and ability to contribute in a variety of roles.

Sanu spent four seasons with the Bengals before signing with the Atlanta Falcons in 2016. During his time in Atlanta, he emerged as a key part of the offense, helping the Falcons reach Super Bowl LI in the 2016 season.

Over the course of his career, Sanu played with several other teams, including the Patriots and 49ers. His career stats include over 400 receptions, nearly 5,000 receiving yards, and 27 touchdown catches. In addition to playing receiver, Sanu also became known for his abilities as a passer, completing several trick-play passes for touchdowns.

Shayne Graham

Shayne Graham is a former placekicker who had a lengthy NFL career. He was initially signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2000. Graham played for several teams throughout his career, including the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, New York Giants, and Atlanta Falcons, among others.

He is perhaps best known for his time with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl and named a 2nd-team All-Pro in 2005. During that season, he made 28 of 32 field goal attempts and all 47 of his extra-point tries.

Graham’s reliability as a kicker made him a sought-after player for many teams looking for stability at the position. Over the course of his career, he scored over 1,200 points, making him one of the more productive kickers in NFL history. He has also been remarkably accurate, with a career field goal percentage of 85.5%.

David Richards

David Richards was selected in the 4th round, 99th overall, by the San Diego Chargers in the 1988 NFL Draft. Richards spent a total of 9 seasons in the league, playing for multiple teams including the Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots.

During his career, Richards started 128 games including all 16 games in each of the 5 seasons he played in San Diego.

While not achieving any major individual awards, he contributed to the success of the offenses he was part of, particularly in the running game. His experience in the league, playing at both guard and tackle positions, allowed him to provide stability and versatility to the teams he played for.

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