Falcons cut four, waive one to get down to 80 players

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Falcons, who are set to practice against the Jaguars on Wednesday and Thursday and play their final exhibition game at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, cut four players and waived one injured to get down to 80 players by the Tuesday deadline.

Wide receivers Auden Tate and Geronimo Allison, cornerback Lafayette Pitts, and outside linebacker Kuony Deng were released. Defensive end Jalen Dalton, who started against Jets, was waived injured.

Dalton was injured in the game against the Jets on Monday night.

The final cutdown to 53 players must be completed by 4 p.m. Aug. 30. Teams then can sign 16 players to the practice squad by noon Aug. 31.

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