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Falcons cut four

August 24th, 2011

The Falcons announced they had waived four players from their roster, parting ways with fullback Thor Merrow, punter Ken Parrish, long snapper Andrew Schulze, and tight end A.J. Simmons.

Merrow, Schulze, and Simmons were undrafted free agents. Parrish was signed last March to compete for the punter position, yet when the team drafted Matt Bosher, his odds of making the roster became longer. Barring a move made between now and the start of the regular season, it appears that Bosher has won the punting job. It also appears that Joe Zelenka will serve as the team’s long snapper for another season.

The Falcons will have to get their roster down to 80 players by next Tuesday. Currently the roster count stands at 85.

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  1. SteveC
    August 24th, 2011 at 15:32 | #1

    I think NFL rosters have to be down to 80 players on Tuesday, not 75. That was a recent change.

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