According to Tom Pelissero, the Falcons have placed DL Ra’Shede Hageman on the commissioner’s exempt list.
The Falcons requested to place Hageman on the commissioner’s exempt list since he is facing three misdemeanors for a domestic violence incident that occurred back in March.
The incident involves the mother of his child. The charges against Hageman include interference with a call for emergency help, battery family violence and cruelty to children in the third degree.
The Falcons were reportedly in contact with the NFL regarding Hageman, and elected to deactivate Hageman for Week 1’s game. Although, they said it was because of their defense plans.
Hageman, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Falcons back in 2014. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $5,335,842 contract and stands to make a base salary of $905,076 for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Hageman appeared in all 12 games for the Falcons and recorded 18 total tackles and two sacks.