Falcons cut wide receiver Bryan Edwards; promote Frank Darby

Credit: Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com

Credit: Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com

Wide receiver Bryan Edwards, whom the Falcons acquired in a trade with the Raiders in May, was released Thursday.

The Falcons promoted wide receiver Frank Darby to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.

The team also signed wide receiver Emeka Emezie and offensive lineman Parker Ferguson to its practice squad.

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The Falcons wasted some draft capital on Edwards as they sent a fifth-round pick to the Raiders. They also received a seventh-round pick in the deal.

Edwards played in seven games and made a start for the Falcons. He caught three passes for 15 yards and no touchdowns. He played only 91 offensive snaps (21%) this season.

Darby was promoted from the practice squad twice this season, including in for Sunday’s 27-24 win over the Bears. He was drafted in the sixth round (187th overall) in the 2021 draft.

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