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.

SATURDAY’S TRANSACTIONS: 

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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