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Atlanta Falcons Work Out CFL All-Star Receiver Austin Mack, WR/KR Tyreik McAllister

The Atlanta Falcons worked out CFL All-Star wide receiver Austin Mack as well as WR/KR Tyreik McAllister on Tuesday per Aaron Wilson. Mack won the Grey Cup with the Montreal Alouettes this past season in his first CFL season. McAllister also played his first CFL season this past year for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he was their returner as well as a receiver on offense. McAllister was a running back in college.

WR Austin Mack – Ohio State (26 y/o, 6’2, 205 lbs)

Mack brought stability to Montreal’s passing game after losing their star receiver, Eugene Lewis, in the previous offseason. Mack demonstrated an exceptional ability to maximize plays in the YAC department. He was also a physical receiver making blocks on run plays and screens downfield.

Mack was highly impressive in his first season in the CFL contributing 78 receptions for 1,154 yards and 4 touchdowns over 17 games. He finished the season 5th in receiving yards and was 4th in YAC with 423.

Mack had the 2nd most receiving yards in the postseason contributing 13 catches for 185 yards and 2 touchdowns. In the Alouettes’ Grey Cup victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, he had 6 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown. He also made a spectacular one-handed catch for 33 yards with a defender pulling his other hand prior to the ball’s arrival.

Austin Mack was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL draft. He played in 11 games contributing 7 receptions for 91 yards. He also spent time with the Titans and 49ers in 2021 and 2022 but did not appear in any games with either club.

Mack played his collegiate ball for Ohio State where he played in 43 games over 4 seasons totalling 79 receptions for 1,050 yards and 6 touchdowns. He had 27 receptions for 361 yards and 3 touchdowns in his senior year in 2019.

WR/KR Tyreik McAllister – Charleston (25 y/o, 5’11, 180 lbs)

McAllister had the longest kick return average among returners with 15 returns or more this past CFL season. He had 41 kickoff returns for 1,037 yards averaging 25.3 yards per return. He was 5th in total punt return yards returning 56 punts for 603 yards averaging 10.8 yards per return.

McAllister was also utilized on offense contributing 27 receptions for 364 yards and 2 touchdowns. He rushed 13 times for 51 yards.

McAllister was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos in 2022 and was waived in May of 2023 prior to signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

He played for Charleston in college where he was primarily utilized as a running back. He rushed 384 times for Charleston over 39 games rushing for 2,627 yards and 27 touchdowns. He added 117 receptions for 1,137 receiving yards and 5 receiving touchdowns. On special teams at Charleston, he returned 17 kickoffs averaging 19.5 yards per return, and 19 punts averaging 11.2 yards per return. McAllister rushed for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in both 2019 and 2021. The 2020 season was shortened due to covid.

McAllister has now worked out for 3 NFL teams so far this offseason having also worked out for the Arizona Cardinals and the Las Vegas Raiders.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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