JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - AUGUST 29: Duke Riley #42 and Thomas Duarte #85 of the Atlanta Falcons look on during the second half of a preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on August 29, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images
Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Falcons trim roster before NFL deadline 

The Falcons trimmed their roster to 52 before the NFL deadline of 4 p.m. Saturday.

Tony Brooks-James, the fifth running back on the Falcons’ depth chart, turned in a dazzling performance in the exhibition-season finale Thursday at Jacksonville, but he was cut Saturday,  while speedy wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus made the initial roster. 

Brooks-James rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in the Falcons’ 31-12 win over the Jaguars. 

The 53rd player will be kicker Matt Bryant, who agreed to terms with the team Saturday.


DB Parker Baldwin, Waived 

LB Yurik Bethune, Waived 

WR Christian Blake, Waived 

RB Tony Brooks-James, Waived 

LB Richie Brown, Waived-Injured 

CB Taveze Calhoun, Waived-Injured 

LB Bruce Carter, Released 

DT Stefan Charles, Released 

S Chris Cooper, Waived 

LB Tre’ Crawford, Waived 

TE Thomas Duarte, Waived 

QB Danny Etling, Waived 

OL Adam Gettis, Released 

TE Alex Gray, Waived-Injured 

WR Devin Gray, Waived 

WR Marcus Green, Waived 

DL Ra’Shede Hageman, Reserve/Suspended 

G Sean Harlow, Waived 

DE Austin Larkin, Waived 

S Ronald Martin, Waived 

LB Chase Middleton, Waived 

DE Durrant Miles, Waived 

C Chandler Miller, Waived 

CB Jalen Myrick, Waived 

CB Ryan Neal, Waived 

DE Chris Odom, Waived 

TE Logan Paulsen, Released 

LB Del’Shawn Phillips, Waived-Injury Settlement 

OL Jalen Robinson, Waived 

QB Matt Simms, Injured Reserve 

CB Jayson Stanley, Waived-Injury Settlement 

K Giorgio Tavecchio, Waived 

DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, Waived 

K Blair Walsh, Released 

WR C.J. Worton, Waived 

OL John Wetzel, Released 

DT Justin Zimmer, Waived

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