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Falcons release tight end Luke Stocker

May 30, 2019 Flowery Branch - Atlanta Falcons tight end Jaeden Graham and tight end Luke Stocker (right) battle during team practice at Atlanta Falcons Training Camp in Flowery Branch on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The Falcons are in the second week of Phase Three of the offseason program. They have another week of OTAs before the mandatory minicamp, which is set for June 11 through 13. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
May 30, 2019 Flowery Branch - Atlanta Falcons tight end Jaeden Graham and tight end Luke Stocker (right) battle during team practice at Atlanta Falcons Training Camp in Flowery Branch on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The Falcons are in the second week of Phase Three of the offseason program. They have another week of OTAs before the mandatory minicamp, which is set for June 11 through 13. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Tight end Luke Stocker, pending a physical, will be released by the Falcons, the team announced on Monday.

Last season, Stocker, a blocking tight end, played in 15 games and made eight starts. He caught eight passes for 53 yards.

Stocker, 31, was drafted by Tampa Bay in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2011 NFL draft.

Stocker, has played in 114 NFL games, including 77 starts. He caught 76 passes for 630 yards and five receiving touchdowns.

Here’s a look at where things stand with the Falcons’ potential unrestricted and restricted free agents:

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS 

OFFENSE 

Kenjon Barner, running back
Matt Schaub, quarterback – Club picked up his option, according to his agent
Justin Hardy, wide receiver - Will not re-sign with team
Austin Hooper, tight end – Will be allowed to hit the market. Has agreed to terms with the Browns.  
Matt Simms, quarterback 
Keith Smith, fullback – Was re-signed to a three-year deal on Saturday, March 14
Wes Schweitzer, offensive guard/center – Will be allowed to hit the market
Ty Sambrailo, tackle - Released by the team on March 16
Devonta Freeman - Cut by the team on March 16

Luke Stocker, tight end - To be released pending a physical.

DEFENSE

Vic Beasley, defensive end/linebacker – Will not be re-signed 
De'Vondre Campbell, linebacker – Will be allowed to hit the market 
Adrian Clayborn, defensive end 
Jack Crawford, defensive tackle
Johnathan Cyprien, safety
Tyeler Davison, defensive tackle - Agrees to three-year deal 
Ra'Shede Hageman, defensive tackle – Waived by the team on Jan. 13
Kemal Ishmael, safety/linebacker – Will not be re-signed by Falcons 
Steven Means, defensive end -- Re-signed to a one-year contract on March 9.
Sharrod Neasman, safety 
Jamar Taylor, cornerback 
John Wetzel, offensive lineman – Vested veteran contract terminated and then re-signed.
J.J. Wilcox, safety 
Blidi Wreh-Wilson, cornerback
Desmond Trufant - Released by team

SPECIAL TEAMS 

Matt Bosher, punter 
Ryan Allen, punter – Signed to a one-year contract extension for $945,000 on Feb. 18
Sam Irwin-Hill, punter – Signed to a one-year contract worth $510,000

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS 

OFFENSE

Brian Hill, running back

DEFENSE

Michael Bennett, defensive tackle

SPECIAL TEAMS 

Younghoe Koo, placekicker – Signed a one-year contract extension for $660,000 on Feb. 18.

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