Falcons release linebacker James Vaughters

Jan. 9, 2022 - Atlanta, Ga: Atlanta Falcons helmets are shown during the second half against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Atlanta. The Falcons lost to the Saints 30-20. JASON GETZ FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

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Jan. 9, 2022 - Atlanta, Ga: Atlanta Falcons helmets are shown during the second half against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Atlanta. The Falcons lost to the Saints 30-20. JASON GETZ FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

FLOWERY BRANCH — James Vaughters, who played at Tucker High and Stanford, was released by the Falcons on Monday, according to his agent Fred Lyles.

Vaughters played in 10 games last season and had a sack at outside linebacker. He played 211 defensive snaps (30%) and 89 special teams snaps (36%).

The Falcons drafted two outside linebackers in Penn State’s Arnold Ebiketie in the second round and Western Kentucky’s DeAngelo Malone in the third round.

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