Falcons Place LB Foye Oluokun On COVID-19 List, Release P Ryan Allen, Waive Four

     

The Falcons announced on Sunday they have placed LB Foye Oluokun on the COVID-19 list, released P Ryan Allen and waived four players. 

The four players — C Austin Capps, OT Scottie Dill, TE Caleb Repp and LB Jordan Williams — were all signed by the Falcons as undrafted free agents this year. 

The COVID-19 list was created this summer for a player who either tests positive for or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

Players will remain on the list until they are medically cleared to return.

Oluokun, 25, was drafted by the Falcons in the sixth round out of Yale in 2018. He’s entering the third year of his four-year, $2.6 million rookie contract. 

In 2019, Oluokun appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 60 total tackles, no sacks and one forced fumble. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 36 linebacker out of 89 qualifying players. 

Allen, 29, wound up signing on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Louisiana Tech back in 2013. Allen had one year remaining on his rookie contract when he and the Patriots agreed to a new three-year extension back in 2015. 

Allen re-signed with the Patriots last year only for the team to cut him loose during the preseason. The Falcons signed him to a contract a few months later and he was on off of their roster throughout the season.

Atlanta brought Allen back on a one-year deal this past February.

In 2019, Allen appeared in eight games for the Falcons and totaled 1172 yards on 28 attempts (41.9 YPA), which includes 14 punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

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