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Hageman, Gray waived by Falcons from injured reserve

Falcons defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman (right) rushes against rookie tackle Kaleb McGary during team practice  Monday, July 29, 2019, in Flowery Branch.
Falcons defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman (right) rushes against rookie tackle Kaleb McGary during team practice Monday, July 29, 2019, in Flowery Branch.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

In minor roster maintenance moves, the Falcons released defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman and tight end Alex Gray from the injured-reserve list Monday.

Both had not been with the team for months.

Hageman, who started for the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, was a second-round pick in 2014. His career got off track after a domestic-violence incident in 2016 in DeKalb County that led to his release from the team and suspension by the NFL.

After being out of the league for two seasons, the Falcons gave him an opportunity to make a comeback and signed him to a one-year contract last April.

Gray, a former rugby player, was apart of the NFL’s International Player program and spent two seasons on the practice squad.

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