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Atlanta gets defensive end Clayborn to return for two-year deal

The Falcons continued to make moves on the first day of free agency by bringing back Adrian Clayborn.

ESPN's Vaughn McClure is reporting the Falcons have agreed to a two-year contract with free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn.

The 27-year-old Clayborn played in all 16 games last season for Atlanta and made four starts. He had three sacks and had 15 tackles, mainly playing at defensive end. Clayborn also occasionally moved inside in Dan Quinn's defense.

Clayborn, who is 6-3 and weighs 280 pounds, spent the first four years of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his only complete season in Tampa Bay, Clayborn had 5.5 sacks and 64 tackles.

The Falcons added Miami defensive end Derrick Shelby earlier Wednesday night. Both Shelby and Clayborn will be expected to help the pass rush for the Falcons, which has been a weakness for the team for several seasons.

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