Falcons 2022 roster cuts tracker

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It’s a tough couple of days in the NFL, where hundreds of players are going to go from roster hopefuls to seeking a new team. The Falcons are no exception, as they have to cut 27 players by 4 pm tomorrow.

We don’t know when Atlanta will announce their cuts, as it could be any time between now and late tomorrow afternoon, but we do know there are some very tough calls to be made at position groups like wide receiver and the defensive line, where multiple depth options played extremely well this summer. We’ll see who stays and who goes soon enough, and we’ll round up updates here as they come in. Remember, again, that this is a fraught time for NFL players and do be kind in your reactions.

Tuesday

  • Per ESPN’s Mike Rothstein, tackle Leroy Watson and inside linebacker Dorian Etheridge are being waived. Watson is a long-term developmental project at tackle and Etheridge is a capable reserve and special teamer, so don’t be surprised if one or both lands back on the practice squad.

  • Atlanta continues to whittle down a deep receiver position, with Cameron Batson joining Darby and Berryhill in today’s list of cuts.
  • It appears there either will not be a fourth running back on the roster or the team will add an outside option, as the Falcons are reportedly cutting veteran back Qadree Ollison.
  • Rookie undrafted free agent Stanley Berryhill has also been waived, per ESPN’s Mike Rothstein. Berryhill’s special teams ability and promise as a receiver make him an interesting long-term prospect, but I’m not sure if he’ll re-join Atlanta’s practice squad or not.
  • Rookie guard Justin Shaffer is among the early reported cuts. The ferocious run blocker out of Georgia primarily ran with the third-team offensive line in camp, but by all accounts he is a player the Falcons like and will likely be back on the practice squad. Elijah Wilkinson and Chris Lindstrom are your starters, with Jalen Mayfield and Colby Gossett likely to make the roster.

  • Veteran tight end MyCole Pruitt has also been cut. His ties to Arthur Smith and blocking skills make him another strong bet for the practice squad, but it may depend on what the team decides to do with rookie John FitzPatrick.
  • Frank Darby is the first reported cut. I had thought he came on strong enough to make the roster at the end, but instead he seems likely to land on Atlanta’s practice squad.

  • Caleb Huntley was reported shortly thereafter by Mike Rothstein at ESPN. Huntley had been competing with Qadree Ollison for one spot on the roster, and is a logical practice squad candidate.

Here’s the current roster, from our frequently updated 2022 roster tracker:

Offense

QB Marcus Mariota

QB Desmond Ridder

QB/TE Feleipe Franks

RB Tyler Allgeier

RB Damien Williams

RB/WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson

RB Avery Williams

FB Keith Smith

FB/TE John Raine

WR Drake London

WR Bryan Edwards

WR Olamide Zaccheaus

WR Damiere Byrd

WR KhaDarel Hodge

WR KeeSean Johnson

WR/KR Jared Bernhardt

T.E. Kyle Pitts

TE Anthony Firkser

TE Parker Hesse

T.E. John FitzPatrick

TE Tucker Fisk

T Jake Matthews

T Kaleb McGary

T Germaine Ifedi

T Tyler Vrabel

G Elijah Wilkinson

G Jalen Mayfield

G Chris Lindstrom

G Ryan Neuzil

G/T Colby Gossett

C. Matt Hennessy

C. Drew Dalman

C Jonotthan Harrison

Defense

DL Grady Jarrett

DL Marlon Davidson

DL Ta’Quon Graham

DL Nick Thurman

DL Anthony Rush

DL Abdullah Anderson

DL Darrion Daniels

DL Derrick Tangelo

DL Timothy Horne

OLB Mentokunbo Ogundeji

OLB Lorenzo Carter

OLB Arnold Ebiketie

OLB DeAngelo Malone

OLB Quinton Bell

OLB Jordan Brailford

ILB Deion Jones

ILB Rashaan Evans

ILB Nick Kwiatkoski

ILB Mykal Walker

ILB Troy Anderson

LB Nate Landman

CB AJ Terrell

CB Casey Hayward

C.B. Isaiah Oliver

C. B. Darren Hall

CB DeAundre Alford

CB Corey Ballentine

CB Mike Ford

CB Matt Hankins

S Richie Grant

S Jaylinn Hawkins

S Erik Harris

S Dean Marlowe

S/CB Teez Tabor

S Henry Black

Special Teams

K Younghoe Koo

P Bradley Pinion

LS Liam McCullough

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