Harlow expected to be released by the Falcons

Fourth round pick in 2017 could make the conversion to guard
2017, Round 4, Pick 136: Sean Harlow, offensive guard, spent the season in the Falcons’ developmental program. What happened next? Harlow is expected to compete for a roster spot in 2018.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

2017, Round 4, Pick 136: Sean Harlow, offensive guard, spent the season in the Falcons’ developmental program. What happened next? Harlow is expected to compete for a roster spot in 2018.

Offensive guard Sean Harlow, who was selected in the fourth-round of the 2017 draft, is expected to be released by the Falcons, according to his agent  J.P. Miller.

The Falcons announced that veteran left tackle Austin Pasztor and safety Ron Parker were released.

The team also reached and injury settlement with cornerback Leon McFadden.

Also, offensive lineman Jamil Douglas safety was released by the Falcons, according to their agents.

Wide receiver Christian Blake, defensive end J’Terius Jones, offensive lineman Salesi Uhatafe and linebacker Anthony Winbush have also been released, according to a source with knowledge of their situations.

Running back Malik Williams, who suffered a shoulder injury against the Dolphins on

Thursday, is seeking a second opinion. He appears headed for an injury settlement.

Harlow, the son of former NFL standout Pat Harlow, had trouble making the conversion to guard after playing tackle at Oregon State.

“It definitely took more adjusting that I had anticipated,” Harlow said on Thursday after the final exhibition game against the Dolphins. “But the guys in the room have been great. (Offensive line coach Chris Morgan) has been great. The guys have been great. They have really helped me out. I’m thankful that I’ve been here and been able to learn from guys like Alex (Mack) and Andy (Levitre). All of those guys are awesome players. It’s a really special group.”

The Falcons have to cut down to from 91 players to 53 by 4 p.m. on Saturday. They are expected to do some cut on Friday and finish on Saturday.


Sean Harlow, offensive guard, Oregon State: FOURTH ROUND (136rd overall) 2017.  HEIGHT: 6-foot-4 WEIGHT: 305 pounds ARM LENGTH: 32 inches HAND SIZE: 9 1/2 inches 40-YARD DASH: 5.15 seconds BENCH PRESS: 26 reps of 225 pounds VERTICALJUMP: 30 1/2 nches BROAD JUMP: 8 feet, 9 inches THREE-CONE DRILL: 8.16 seconds ■ OVERVIEW: The San Clemente, Calif., native started 37 games for the Beavers, including 23 at left tackle and 14 at right tackle. He will be asked to play guard for the Falcons. His father, Pat Harlow, was the 11th pick in the 1991 draft and played for the Patriots and the Raiders from 1991-98. He's a relentless hustle player who needs to refine his techniques for his move to guard. He graduated with a degree in human development and family sciences in December 2016. He was a team captain. He helped the Beavers set a single-season rushing record with 5.2 yards per carry. He was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference second team.

Christian Blake, wide receiver, Northern Illinois: HEIGHT: 6-foot 1-inch. WEIGHT: 180 pounds 40-YARD DASH: 4.56 seconds VERTICAL JUMP: 34.5 inches ■OVERVIEW: Over 47 career games for the Huskies, he had 83 catches for 972 yards and six touchdowns over his career. He averaged 19.3 yards on kickoff returns last season. He completed three of five passes for 32 yards. He amassed 1,235 all-purpose years over his career. He received $500 signing bonus from the Falcons.

Anthony Winbush, defensive end, Ball State. Bonus:$7,000; Height: 6-feet-1; Weight: 249 pounds; Arm length: 32 1.8 inches; Hand size: 10 inches; Wing span: 78 3.8 inches; Bench press: 25 reps of 225 pounds; Broad jump: 9 feet, 2 inches ■ Overview: He was one of the top pass rusher in the Mid-American Conference and finished his career with 99 tackles, 52.5 for losses and 25 sacks. We put a "Draft Sleeper Alert" on him during the pre-draft process.

Salesi Uhatafe, offensive lineman, Utah. Bonus: $3,000; Height: 6-feet-5; Weight: 320 pounds; Arm length: 33 inches; Hand size: 10¼ inches; 40-yard dash: 5.39 seconds; Bench press: None; Vertical jump: 28 inches; Broad jump: 9 feet, 1 inches; Three-cone drill: 7.7 seconds ■ Overview: He played in 52 games and made 38 starts. He played 25 games at right guard and 13 at left guard.

AJC correspondent Matt Winkeljohn contributed to this report.