Falcons bring back eight players to practice squad

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons have formed their eight-player practice squad with players who were with the team through the preseason and were recently cut.

Receiver Tim Buckley, running back Dimitri Nance, defensive end Emmanuel Stephens, safety Rafael Bush and linebacker Bear Woods were added to the practice squad on Sunday after joining the Falcons this year as rookie undrafted free agents.

The practice squad announced Sunday also includes tight end Robbie Agnone, offensive tackle Jose Valdez and receiver Andy Strickland.

Agnone, who spent last year on New England's practice squad, signed with Atlanta on July 31. Valdez is beginning his second year on the Falcons' practice squad. Strickland was signed to the Falcons practice squad on Dec. 22, 2009.

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