Falcons waive Shockley
Jul09

Falcons waive Shockley

The team announced that quarterback D.J. Shockley has been waived from the team. Shockley was a seventh round pick in 2006. He spent his rookie season as the team’s third quarterback, before missing the 2007 season with an injury. In 2008, he returned to hold his third spot on the depth chart, but this past season was beat out by undrafted rookie John Parker Wilson. He began the season on the practice squad, but was cut this...

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Bergeron signed to the practice squad

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that wide receiver Troy Bergeron has been signed to the practice squad. Bergeron was among 13 cuts the team made yesterday to get down to the 53-man roster. The Falcons have not released the names of the other palyers on the practice squad. NFL teams can add up to eight players to their practice squad. UPDATE: The Falcons announced the other seven players signed to the practice squad: offensive...

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Falcons cut 13 including Shockley
Sep05

Falcons cut 13 including Shockley

The Falcons announced 13 cuts that get the team down to 53 players on the roster. The players released were: Troy Bergeron, Thomas Brown, Mike Butterworth, Robert Ferguson, Robert James, Aaron Kelly, Maurice Lucas, Will Middleton, Jason Rader, D.J. Shockley, Jose Valdez, Vance Walker, and Jamie Winborn. Shockley was a 2007 draft pick, while James and Brown were taken in the 2008 draft. Middleton and Walker were draft picks this past...

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Mid-Preseason Stock Exchange

Re-assessing which players have raised and lowered their stock after two preseason games. STOCK UP Thomas Johnson – He started the first preseason game and has added some size. It remains to be seen if Johnson will be the opening day starter, but he’s made an impression that he should at least land a reserve spot in the rotation. Chris Owens – He’s given up two touchdown passes in the preseason, but Owens has...

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Camp Battles: Quarterback

Training camp is just little more than a month away, so it’s time to talk about some of the upcoming battles we may see. The battle at quarterback this summer will be for depth. Matt Ryan won’t be looking over his shoulder for a second. Chris Redman is currently the No. 2, but there’s no guarantee he will keep that job. A strong summer from D.J. Shockley could unseat him. But Shockley’s grasp on the roster is...

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