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Falcons Waive Former Fourth-Round Pick LB Prince Shembo

The Atlanta Falcons announced Friday that they’ve placed LB Prince Shembo on waivers.

The Falcons released a statement regarding their decision to part ways with Shembo.

We are aware of the charges that have been filed against Prince Shembo. We are extremely disappointed that one of our players is involved in something like this. Accordingly, we have decided to waive Prince Shembo.”

This comes just hours after news surfaced that Shembo had been arrested in Gwinnett (GA) on accusations of killing his girlfriend’s dog.

Shembo, 23, was taken in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He still has another three years remaining on his four-year, $2,520,484 rookie contract that included $300,584 guaranteed.

He would have made base salaries of $510,000 (2015), $600,000 (2016), and $690,000 (2017) over the remainder of the contract.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Shembo will free up $359,708 in available cap space while creating $225,438 in dead money.

In 2014, Shembo appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 58 tackles.