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Atlanta Falcons Announce 14 Players to Practice Squad

The Atlanta Falcons announced their initial 53-man roster on Tuesday afternoon. They’ve already made one change to that after signing former Cincinnati Bengals starter Isaiah Prince.

Once players cleared waivers at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, teams were free to sign available players to their 16-man practice squad.

The Falcons announced 14 players, all of which were with the team during training camp and were cut from the 90-man roster on Tuesday.

Atlanta Falcons Practice Squad (14 of 16 total players)

DB Micah Abernathy
DB Natrone Brooks
DL Kemoko Turay
DL Timmy Horne
DL LaCale London
LB Andre Smith
OL Justin Shaffer
OL Tyler Vrabel
OL Barry Wesley
RB Godwin Igwebuike
TE Parker Hesse
TE Tucker Fisk
WR Matthew Sexton
WR Xavier Malone

Defensive linemen Timmy Horne and LaCale London both shined in the preseason. That both of them were cut from the 53-man roster was a bit of a surprise.

Running back Godwin Igwebuike and wide receiver Zay Malone were two of the better offensive players for the Falcons in the preseason. That neither made the team is an indication of the depth of talent the Falcons have on offense compared to the past two seasons.

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