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Falcons release veteran offensive lineman John Wetzel

There are plenty of empty seats in Mercedes-Benz Stadium and several fans appear disinterested while the Atlanta Falcons beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-12 Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta.
There are plenty of empty seats in Mercedes-Benz Stadium and several fans appear disinterested while the Atlanta Falcons beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-12 Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

Reserve veteran offensive lineman John Wetzel was released by the Falcons, according to the league transaction wire on Monday.

The team did not make a BREAKING NEWS tweet like it did when Vic Beasley was not going to be re-signed.   The wire just stated:  TERMINATION OF VESTED VETERAN

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Wetzel, John

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Wetzel, 28, who was an on-and-off the roster player last season, played in 40 NFL games with 24 starts at right tackle, right guard and left tackle. He played in two games as a reserve last season.