Falcons make cuts to pare roster
The Falcons announced roster moves today to pare their roster down to 75 players. The players cut included: TE Chase Coffman, LB Max Gruder, K Erik Folk, RB Richard Medlin, FB Lee Meisner, DE Louis Nzegwu, WR Kenny Stafford, and TE Aron White. The team also officially placed OT Will Svitek on injured reserve. They also reached injury settlements with DT Eli Joseph and CB Darrin Walls.
These moves put the Falcons roster down to 77 players, which means they will have to cut two more players before Monday’s 4 pm Eastern deadline.
Coffman and Medlin were additions made since the start of training camp. Joseph was signed on the eve of training camp. Folk, Gruder, Meisner, Nzegwu, Stafford, and White were undrafted free agents signed after the draft. Walls was an undrafted free agent last summer that made the Falcons roster and played in 5 games, recording 1 tackle on defense and 1 on special teams. Svitek was injured last week.
The Falcons will travel to Jacksonville take on the Jaguars on Thursday night. The league has a mandated deadline on Friday night at 9 pm Eastern to get their rosters down to 53 players. Starting on Saturday, teams will be allowed to set their eight-man practice squads.