Goldson was released by the Falcons on Wednesday.
Goldson had been dealing with a nagging hamstring issue as he was able to record just one tackles in four games throughout the first six weeks of the season. The open roster spot upon his release was filled by defensive end Cliff Matthews.
Goldson (hamstring) is active Sunday versus the Bucs.
The veteran safety will suit up against one of his former teams, despite being limited the last two practice days of the week. Goldson will back up starting strong safety Kemal Ishamel.
Goldson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Buccaneers.
The veteran defensive back was limited in practice for the second consecutive day Friday, as he deals with a hamstring issue. With Keanu Neal already ruled out, Goldson is the only backup behind starting strong safety Kemal Ishmael. If Goldson cannot go the Falcons will be stretched thin at both safety positions.
Goldson (hamstring) was limited in practice on Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Goldson was brought in the final week of the preseason to give the Falcons some assurance at safety with rookie Keanu Neal (knee) sidelined for a couple weeks. Look for more updates to come in the next few days as the team prepares to take on the Buccaneers on Sunday. Goldson and fellow safety Kemal Ishmael (shoulder) are both questionable for Sunday, which could leave the Falcons with a sizable hole in their secondary if neither is cleared to play.
After first-round pick Keanu Neal suffered a knee injury that will cost him between 3-to-4 weeks, the Falcons needed some additional help at safety, so they've opted to bring in Goldson. The nine-year veteran spent the 2015 campaign with the Redskins, notching 11 takles, one forced fumble and an interception over 15 games. He should slot in as a depth option behind Kemal Ishmael until Neal is healthy.
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