ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have added depth to their secondary by agreeing to contract terms with safety James Sanders.
A 43-game starter over the last four seasons with New England, Sanders likely won't be in uniform Thursday when the Falcons (0-3 preseason) host Baltimore (2-1) in an exhibition finale.
But Atlanta's primary focus against the Ravens is avoiding injuries and hoping everyone is healthy for the Sept. 11 opener at Chicago.
Starting cornerback Dunta Robinson, who has been out since Aug. 14 with a hamstring injury, will not play.
Neither will two other starters, center Todd McClure and defensive tackle Corey Peters, each of whom has been ruled out for the Bears game with knee injuries.
Sanders could challenge starting safeties Thomas DeCoud or William Moore for a starting job.