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Goodman brings long reach to Falcons' pass rush

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By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons are counting on Malliciah Goodman causing problems for quarterbacks with his long arms and strong hands.

The fourth-round pick from Clemson was 1 of 2 defensive ends taken by Atlanta. The Falcons drafted TCU's Stansly Maponga in the fifth round, and the first-year players had their first NFL workouts in Saturday's rookie camp.

After releasing sacks leader John Abraham, the Falcons signed free-agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora from the Giants. Goodman has a chance to start with Umenyiora.

Goodman impressed scouts by using his unusually long arms and strong hands to deflect blockers. He is listed as 6-foot-4 and 276 pounds, and his arms measure 36 3/8 inches - the longest of any defensive lineman at the NFL combine.

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