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Atlanta bringing in more free agents to visit

The Falcons continue to be active on the free agent market.

The Falcons will have at least two players in to visit Flowery Branch on Thursday.

Mohamed Sanu, a 26-year-old wide receiver, is a leading candidate to help replace Roddy White. Sanu was Cincinnati's third receiver the last few years behind A.J. Green and Marvin Jones. Last year Sanu caught 33 passes for 394 yards. In 2014, Sanu had a career-high 790 receiving yards with five touchdowns.

Also, defensive end Chris Long will be in for a visit. Long has already visited Dallas and Washington. Long, who turns 31 later this month, has played in St. Louis for the last eight seasons. He played in 12 games last season (five starts) and had three sacks. In an injury-plagued 2014 season, Long had just one sack in six games.

However, from 2010 through 2013, Long started every game for the Rams and had 41.5 sacks in 64 games. Does Long have anything left in the tank, if he is healthy?

The Falcons signed free agent defensive end Derrick Shelby and brought back Adrian Clayborn Wednesday night, so adding Long would give the team yet another solid pass rusher to help a unit that has been near the bottom of the NFL the last few years in quarterback sacks.

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