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Atlanta Falcons Release Initial 53-Man Roster

It’s deadline day for the Atlanta Falcons and rest of the NFL. The Falcons must cut their roster of players from 90 to 53 by 4 p.m. EST.


Quarterback (3)
Desmond Ridder, Taylor Heinicke, Logan Woodside

Running Back (4)
Cordarrelle Patterson, Tyler Allgeier, Bijan Robinson, Keith Smith, Godwin Igwebuike, Clint Ratkovich, Carlos Washington Jr.

Wide Receiver (5)
Drake London, Scotty Miller, Josh Ali, Mack Hollins, KhaDarel Hodge, Keilahn Harris, Zay Malone, Penny Hart, Slade Bolden, Matt Sexton, J.J Arcega-Whiteside

Offensive Line (9)
Jake Matthews, Josh Miles, Kaleb McGary, Matt Bergeron, Drew Dalman, Ryan Neuzil, Jovaughn Gwyn, Chris Lindstrom, Kyle Hinton, Barry Wesley, Jalen Mayfield, Michael Menet, Trevor Reid, Tyler Vrabel, Jonotthan Harrison, Justin Shaffer

Tight End (4)
Kyle Pitts, John FitzPatrick, Jonnu Smith, MyCole Pruitt, Tucker Fisk, Parker Hesse


Defensive Line (7)
Grady Jarrett, David Onyemata, Ta’Quon Graham, Albert Huggins, Calais Campbell, Joe Gaziano, Zach Harrison, Caeveon Patton, Timmy Horne, Justin Ellis, LaCale London, Demone Harris, Carlos Davis

Outside Linebacker / Edge (4)
Bud Dupree, Lorenzo Carter, Arnold Ebiketie, DeAngelo Malone, Delontae Scott, Kemoko Turay

Inside Linebacker (4)
Kaden Elliss, Tae Davis, Troy Andersen, Nate Landman, Andre Smith, Frank Ginda, Mike Jones Jr.

Cornerback (6)
A.J. Terrell, Jeff Okudah, Tre Flowers, Dee Alford, Mike Hughes, Clark Phillips III, Darren Hall, Bless Austin, Cornell Armstrong, Breon Borders, Natrone Brooks

Safety (4)
Jessie Bates III, Jaylinn Hawkins, DeMarrco Hellams, Richie Grant, Micah Abernathy, Cliff Chattman, Lukas Denis


Kicker (1)
Younghoe Koo

Punter (1)
Bradley Pinion

Long Snapper (1)
Liam McCullough

Scroll through the timeline with the roster listed below.


4:03 p.m. Falcons Release their Initial 53-Man Roster

3:50 p.m. – There has been no news coming out of Flowery Branch for the last two hours. Expect it to break all at once in the 4:00 hour.

2:03 p.m. – Falcons waive/injury designate CB Cornell Armstrong

12:18 p.m. – OL Michael Menet is released
12:15 p.m. – OL Barry Wesley is released
12:15 p.m. – Falcons release CB Darren Hall, Former 4th-Round Pick
11:56 a.m. – Falcons release DL LaCale London, he was excellent in the preseason
11:35 a.m. – TE Tucker Fisk is waived
11:30 a.m. – WRs Zay Malone and Keilahn Harris waived
11:11 a.m. – LB Andre Smith is waived
10:30 a.m. – DB Lukas Denis is released
10:10 a.m. – DL Caeveon Patton is waived
9:12 a.m. – LB Frank Ginda is released
9:00 a.m. – Falcons waive FB Clint Ratkovich
8:51 a.m. – Falcons release DL Carlos Davis

Saturday: Falcons cut 4 Players Including Jalen Mayfield

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