Falcons sign return specialist Ray-Ray McCloud


The Atlanta Falcons signed wide receiver and return specialist Ray-Ray McCloud to a two-year contract Monday.

Terms were not disclosed but prior reports said the deal was worth up to $6 million for the 27-year-old free agent.

McCloud gained 593 all-purpose yards in 12 games (one start) with the San Francisco 49ers last season.

On offense, he has 90 catches for 768 yards and one touchdown and 15 rushes for 192 yards and one TD in 77 career games (11 starts) with the Buffalo Bills (2018), Carolina Panthers (2019), Pittsburgh Steelers (2020-21) and 49ers.

On special teams, McCloud has averaged 9.6 yards on 138 punt returns and 22.6 yards on 108 kickoff returns. He led the NFL with 367 punt-return yards in 2021.

The Bills drafted him out of Clemson with a sixth-round pick in 2018.