Austin Pasztor after signing with the Falcons last season. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/

Falcons sign backups McFadden, Pasztor to one-year extensions  

The Falcons, sticking to their theme of addressing their internal roster and bypassing on free agency, re-signed backup cornerback Leon McFadden and reserve swing tackle Austin Pasztor to one-year contract extensions on Tuesday. 

McFadden, 27, a former third-round pick out of San Diego State, is with his fourth team. He’s played in 34 games and made two starts. He was signed for depth at the position in Week 4 last season.

Pasztor, 27, a former starter in Cleveland, was signed during training camp last season to help back up starting tackles Jake Matthews and Ryan Schraeder.  He was the fourth tackle behind the two starters and Ty Sambrailo.

Pasztor, who’s 6-foot-7 and 305 pounds, has played in 65 games and made 43 starts, all with Cleveland and Jacksonville. He played in seven games last season receiving 33 snaps on special teams. 

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