Falcons release Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, ex-Bulldog Cam Nizialek

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (91) hits Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) for a fumble during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons recovered the ball. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (91) hits Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) for a fumble during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons recovered the ball. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Outside linebacker Jacob Tuioti-Mariner and former Georgia punter Cam Nizialek were released by the Falcons on Tuesday.

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The Falcons promoted cornerback Chris Williamson to the active roster. Williamson has reached his limit on how many times he can be promoted from the practice squad.

Tuioti-Mariner’s release comes as a surprise, but his playing time decreased over the season and he had trouble converting to outside linebacker and playing in space.

He played in six games and was inactive for two others. He opened the season playing 35% of the defensive snaps against the Eagles and was tied for the team lead with two sacks. He was inactive on Sunday against the Saints.

He played all 16 games last season and turned in a big performance against the Raiders.

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