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Cornell Armstrong
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Armstrong in 2017.
No. 25 – Atlanta Falcons
Personal information
Born: (1995-09-22) September 22, 1995 (age 26)
Inglewood, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Bassfield High School
College:Southern Miss
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 6 / Pick: 209
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020
Total tackles:12
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Cornell Orlando Armstrong (born September 22, 1995) is an American football cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Southern Miss.

Early years

Armstrong attended Bassfield High School in Bassfield, Mississippi.

College career

Armstrong played college football at Southern Miss.[1]

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

Armstrong was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round (209th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[2] He was released during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019.[3]

Houston Texans

On September 1, 2019, Armstrong signed a two-year contract with the Houston Texans.[4] He was waived on September 10, 2019 and re-signed to the practice squad.[5] He was promoted to the active roster on October 26, 2019.[6] Armstrong signed a contract extension with the Texans on March 1, 2021.[7] He was waived/injured on August 30, 2021 and placed on injured reserve.[8] He was released on September 7, 2021.

Atlanta Falcons

On December 7, 2021, Armstrong was signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad.[9] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Falcons on January 10, 2022.[10]


  1. ^ Cornell Armstrong college profile
  2. ^ "Miami Dolphins 2018 draft results: 6th round selection adds Cornell Armstrong". April 28, 2018. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  3. ^ Williams, Charean. "Tank Carradine, Cornell Armstrong, Dwayne Allen out in Miami". Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  4. ^ Wilson, Aaron (September 1, 2019). "Texans sign tight end Logan Paulsen".
  5. ^ Williams, Charean (September 10, 2019). "Texans promote Alex McGough, waive Cornell Armstrong". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  6. ^ "Texans sign CB Cornell Armstrong to active roster from practice squad". October 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (3-1-2021)". March 1, 2021. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
  8. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (8-30-2021)". August 30, 2021.
  9. ^ "Falcons add CB Cornell Armstrong, announce practice squad moves". The Falcoholic. SB Nation. December 7, 2021.
  10. ^ "Falcons sign 17 to reserve/future contracts". January 10, 2022.