Falcons Waive WR Darius JohnsonThe Atlanta Falcons made a surprise move today by waiving wide receiver Darius Johnson. While Johnson’s grip on a potential roster spot was tenuous at best, expectations were that he would at least get the opportunity to compete for a spot. The Falcons have yet to conduct their first practice of training camp, scheduled for later this afternoon. More details of his release are expected to revealed after practice this evening.
Johnson was an undrafted rookie with the Falcons last year out of Southern Methodist. Johnson impressed during the summer enough to make the practice squad. He was quickly elevated to the roster when injuries hit the team early at wide receiver and managed to work his way up the depth chart to the third wideout by season’s end. In 10 games last year, he caught 22 passes for 210 yards (9.5 avg) and one touchdown.