Jeff Holland made good on a tryout opportunity during the Atlanta Falcons’ minicamp this week by joining the roster of the NFL team on Thursday.

The outside linebacker signed a one-year contract with the Falcons, the team announced. Monetary terms were not disclosed.

An All-SEC defensive end for Auburn in 2017, Holland has played in three NFL regular-season games, even though the Falcons are his sixth NFL team.

The Denver Broncos signed Holland after he went unselected in the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent most of his rookie season on the Denver practice squad before playing in the final three games and recording six tackles.

Holland stayed with Denver through the 2019 offseason program and training camp, but the Broncos waived him after he’d played in two preseason games.

Arizona claimed Holland off waivers, and he played in two more preseason games before the Cardinals waived him.

Holland again was claimed off waivers, going to the Buffalo Bills in time to play in their preseason finale. But the Bills released him as they reduced the preseason roster of 90 players to the regular-season limit of 53.

Holland returned to the NFL on Oct. 1, 2019, when he joined the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad. The Chargers released Holland on Dec. 3, 2019, and he joined the Rams’ practice squad the next week.

Holland signed a reserve/future contract with the Rams after the 2019 season, but he was released on April 27, 2020.

Another player with Alabama football roots lost his NFL roster spot on Thursday as the Green Bay Packers waived defensive tackle Anthony Rush, a former UAB standout.

With Aaron Rodgers a no-show at Green Bay’s mandatory minicamp, the Packers signed quarterback Jake Dolegala, who’d participated in the practices as a tryout player.

After playing in nine games for Philadelphia in 2019, Rush was on the rosters of three other NFL teams after being released by the Eagles at the end of training camp in 2020.

Rush played in four games for the Seattle Seahawks before being waived on Oct. 27. He spent two weeks with the Chicago Bears without getting in a game, then joined the Packers as a waiver claim on Nov. 25. Rush played in one game with Green Bay and signed a reserve/future contract with the Packers after the 2020 season.

Rush totaled 67 defensive snaps and made five tackles in his five games last season.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.

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