Exclusive-rights free agent Kevin Cone not tendered by Falcons

(ABOVE: After catching a pass, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Kevin Cone (12) breaks away from Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Antwon Blake (38) on his way to a 49-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Wide receiver Kevin Cone's time with the Falcons is over.

The former Georgia Tech player who walked onto the team after transferring from NAIA Shorter College was one of two exclusive rights free agents and he did not received a tender offer from the team, according to NFLPA documents.

He is now an unrestricted free agent.

Wide receiver Drew Davis did receive a tender offer of $570,000.

The Falcons signed Cone, a St. Pius High grad and the son of former Tech player Ronnie Cone, in 2011 after he started 10 games as a senior for the Jackets and reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds at Tech’s pro day.

Cone made the practice squad and was added to the active roster in Dec. 2011.

In 2012, Cone was active for 12 games but did not play any offensive snaps.

Last season, despite a rash of injuries, Cone couldn't crack the lineup and saw Darius Johnson past him on the depth chart.

Overall, he played in 28 games, mostly on special teams. He had one career catch for 12 yards.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.