Falcons cut defensive end Brooks Reed

Falcons defensive end Brooks Reed announced Wednesday that he’s being released by the team on Instagram.

Reed, 31, signed with the Falcons in 2015. He played in 60 games and made 34 starts.

He didn’t produce much as a pass rusher, as he had only seven sacks, but did a good job of setting edge in the run game.

The Falcons created $4.5 million in salary-cap space by releasing Reed.

Reed, who was drafted by the Texans, was signed to a five-year, $22.5 million deal on March 10, 2015.  He  received a $9 million guaranteed.

In the 2017 season opener against the Bears, Reed came up with a game-clinching sack. The walk-off sack secured a 23-17 victory.


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