The Falcons announced five additions to their eight-man practice squad today, having signed wide receivers Drew “D.J.” Davis and Marcus Jackson, offensive tackle Bryce Harris, defensive tackle Micanor Regis, and cornerback Peyton Thompson. All five players were released by the team yesterday in their 53-man cutdown. The Falcons have set no timetable for when three other players could be added to fill the remainder of the practice squad.
Davis spent last season on the Falcons practice squad after being an undrafted free agent out of Oregon. The other four players were all undrafted free agents this year. During the preseason, Jackson as tied for fourth on the team with 7 receptions for 73 yards. Thompson’s 12 tackles tied for fourth on the team as well during the preseason. And Regis’s 6 tackles were tied with Travian Robertson for second most of the team’s defensive tackles.
Through their designation, practice squad players are paid a weekly salary of $5,700. They are free to sign with other teams since they are treated as free agents, yet still practice with their own team and travel to most road games.