Falcons coach Dan Quinn mentioned Thursday that they plan to discuss the possibility of re-signing former fourth-round pick LB Prince Shembo now that felony charges for killing a Yorkshire Terrier have been dropped.
“I’m sure that we will, but general manager Thomas (Dimitroff) and I have not gotten together on that, at this point,” Quinn said, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “But I don’t have a comment one way or another on that.”
The Falcons wasted no time in cutting Shembo loose after he kicked and ultimately killed the little dog. Here’s the statement they released after releasing 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.”
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 at the time of his release.
In 2014, Shembo appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 58 tackles.