Falcons trim roster before NFL deadline

Credit: Julio Aguilar

Credit: Julio Aguilar

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