Flowery Branch, GA – The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed safety Charles Godfrey to a contract extension.

Godfrey, 5-11, 210 pounds, was originally selected by the Carolina Panthers in the third round (67th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Iowa. He was signed by the Falcons as a free agent on October 28, 2014 after spending six-plus seasons in Carolina.

Godfrey played in five games with the Falcons and seven games with the Panthers last season.

Prior to joining the Falcons, he played in 82 games with 75 starts while tallying 372 tackles (289 solo), three sacks, 33 passes defensed, and 11 interceptions.