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Falcons Official Roster Cuts, Down To 53 Players

The Atlanta Falcons have begun the process of trimming their roster down to 53 players. Here’s the list of roster cuts up to this point:

  1. K Shayne Graham
  2. OT Bryce Harris
  3. DE Nordly Capi
  4. OT Laurence Gibson
  5. DE Malliciah Goodman
  6. DT Cory Johnson
  7. CB Devonte Johnson
  8. S Damian Parms
  9. OL Collin Rahrig
  10. WR Corey Washington
  11. LB Matt Wells
  12. FB Will Ratelle (From I.R.)
  13. TE D.J. Tialavea
  14. NT Joey Mbu
  15. RB Brandon Wilds (From I.R.)
  16. DT Joey Mbu
  17. WR J.D. McKissic
  18. S Sharrod Neasman
  19. QB Matt Simms
  20. TE D.J. Tialavea

Other roster moves include:

  • CB Akeem King (Injured Reserve)
  • CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (Injured Reserve)
  • LB Tyler Starr (Waived/Injured)
  • CB Jalen Collins (Suspended List)

Graham, 38, has played for several teams over the course of his 15-year NFL career including the Bills, Panthers, Bengals, Patriots, Ravens, Texans, Saints and most recently the Falcons.

Last year, the Saints signed him to a one-year deal only to cut him loose after a few months. The Falcons elected to sign him to a contract in November to finish out the year in Atlanta.

Atlanta brought him back just a few weeks ago.

In 2015, Graham wound up converting 11 of 13 (84.6 percent) field goal attempts to go along with all eight of his extra point tries.

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Goodman, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.557 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.

Last year, Goodman appeared in four games for the Falcons and recorded three tackles and no sacks.