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Falcons Waive RB Stevan Ridley, Promote CB Deji Olatoye

The Atlanta Falcons officially placed RB Stevan Ridley on waivers Wednesday and promoted CB Deji Olatoye to their active roster.

Ridley, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Patriots back in 2011. He played out his rookie contract before signing a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Jets back in April of last year.

The Lions signed Ridley to a one-year contract this past April before he was cut last week. The Colts signed him to a contract during the preseason only to release him soon after.

The Falcons signed Ridley back in late October, making his time in Atlanta short-lived.

In 2016, Ridley appeared in one game for the Falcons and recorded just seven yards on three carries.

Olatoye, 25, originally signed on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina A&T back in 2014. The Chiefs later signed him to their practice squad shortly after he was waived by Baltimore.

Kansas City, unfortunately, decided to cut him as they trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit. However, the Cowboys signed him to their practice squad just one day later and eventually promoted him to the active roster.

In 2015, Olatoye appeared in five games for Dallas and recorded 13 total tackles, one interception, and one pass defense.