The Atlanta Falcons are happy to announce the signing of Outside Linebacker Austin Olson to a 2 year, $10 million deal in the 2026 Free Agency period. The 27th pick in the 2018 NFLHC Draft out of Notre Dame, he has been a standout defender for the Saints in the 8 years he was in New Orleans. On the signing of Olson, Team Owner and GM acewulf had this to say: "Austin is a fantastic player with more left in the tank that we are excited to bring such a great Vet presence to our defense here in Atlanta. Having played against him in division, we know just how good he can be and pairing him next to Kaz Hadley will be a great defensive pair on the Edge. He was one of our top targets when we were looking at the initial list of Free Agents in this cycle and couldn't be happier that we landed him. It'll take some getting used to from the fans to see him in Black and Red, but I knew they will welcome him with open arms this 2026 season."
Austin Olson finished his 2025 NFLHC Season with the following statline:
16 Statsheets, 83 tackles, 6 TFLs, 12 sacks, 1 INT
Welcome to Atlanta, Austin!