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Falcons release offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo

Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley (left) tries to rush around tackle Ty Sambrailo on the first day in pads at training camp Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Flowery Branch.
Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley (left) tries to rush around tackle Ty Sambrailo on the first day in pads at training camp Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Flowery Branch.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

In a salary cap move Monday, the Falcons released tackle Ty Sambrailo.

Sambrailo signed a three-year, $14.2 million contract just last February.

He played in 13 games last season. The Falcons created $3.7 million in salary cap space with the transaction.

During Week 17 against Tampa Bay, Sambrailo became the third offensive lineman in the NFL to record a touchdown catch during the 2019 season. His 35-yard score was the longest touchdown reception by an offensive lineman since 1970.

In 2018, Sambrailo played in all 16 games, with four starts, in his second season with the Falcons.

He was originally drafted by Denver in the second round (59th overall) of the 2015 NFL draft.

He played 13 games in two seasons with the Broncos before the Falcons traded a fifth-round pick for him.

Overall, Sambrailo has played in 57 career games, including 13 starts.

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 
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 - Cut by the team on March 16 
Devonta Freeman - Released by team

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, cornerback - 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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