Falcons Finalize 53-Man Roster For 2017

To trim the roster to 53 players, the Atlanta Falcons waived 13 players, waived/injured three, reached an injury settlement with tight end Darion Griswold, placed safety Quincy Mauger on injured reserve, and placed cornerback Jalen Collins on the reserve/suspended list. Ra’Shede Hageman has been placed on the Commissioner Exempt List.

Here were the players Atlanta moved from its roster:


  • Marcelis Branch, S
  • Daniel Brunskill, OT
  • Deante Burton, WR
  • Reggie Davis, WR
  • Cornelius Edison, OL
  • Marvin Hall, WR
  • J’Terius Jones, DE
  • Chris Odum, DE
  • Josh Perkins, TE
  • Jhurell Pressley, RB
  • Taniela Tupou, DL
  • Joe Vellano, DT



  • Martin Ifedi, DE
  • Josh Keyes, LB
  • Matt Simms, QB


Injury Settlement

  • Darion Griswold, TE

Injured Reserve

  • Quincy Mauger, S

Reserve/Commissioner Exempt

  • Ra’Shede Hageman, DT


  • Jalen Collins, CB

Practice Squad Exemption

  • Alex Gray, TE

Here’s the 53-man roster to start the 2017 season:

  • QB (2): Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub
  • RB (4): Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, Terron Ward, Brian Hill
  • WR (6): Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Taylor Gabriel, Justin Hardy, Andre Roberts, Nick Williams
  • TE (3): Austin Hooper, Levine Toilolo, Eric Saubert
  • FB (1): Derrick Coleman
  • OL (9): Jake Matthews, Andy Levitre, Alex Mack, Ryan Schraeder, Ben Garland, Austin Pasztor, Ty Sambrailo, Sean Harlow, Wes Schweitzer
  • DL (8): Brooks Reed, Adrian Clayborn, Takk McKinley, Derrick Shelby, Courtney Upshaw, Dontari Poe, Grady Jarrett, Jack Crawford
  • LB (7): Vic Beasley, Deion Jones, De’Vondre Campbell, Duke Riley
  • LaRoy Reynolds, Jermaine Grace, Kemal Ishmael
  • DB (10): Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen, Brian Poole, C.J. Goodwin, Sharrod Neasman, Damontae Kazee, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Deji Olatoye
  • ST (3): Matt Bryant, Matt Bosher, Josh Harris

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