Wilson signs as free agent

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have picked up Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson as a rookie free agent.

The three-year starter led Alabama to a 12-0 season as a senior before ending his career with losses to Florida in the Southeastern Conference championship game and Utah in the Sugar Bowl.

Wilson was among 10 players signing with the Falcons after being passed over in the NFL draft.

The 10 also included Auburn long snapper Robert Shiver.

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