Falcons Release S J.J. Wilcox From PS, Sign Two

The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they’ve signed DL Pita Taumoepenu and DB Shyheim Carter to their practice squad and released S J.J. Wilcox from the unit.

Falcons practice squad LB James Burgess also signed with an undisclosed team.

Here’s the Falcons updated practice squad:

  1. DB Delrick Abrams
  2. QB Kurt Benkert
  3. WR Juwan Green
  4. G Sean Harlow
  5. TE Jared Pinkney
  6. LB Edmond Robinson
  7. WR Chris Rowland
  8. OL Willie Wright
  9. WR Laquon Treadwell
  10. DT Chris Slayton
  11. G Willie Beavers
  12. DE Austin Edwards
  13. DB T.J. Green
  14. K Elliott Fry 
  15. DL Pita Taumoepenu
  16. DB Shyheim Carter

Wilcox, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $2,811,068 contract with the Cowboys before signing a two-contract with the Buccaneers worth up to $8.5 million.

The Buccaneers traded him to the Steelers at the start of the 2017 season for a 2018 sixth-round pick. Wilcox was set to make a base salary of $3.125 million for the 2018 season when the Steelers released him. 

Wilcox had brief stints with the Colts and Jets before signing on with the Falcons last year but missed the entire season after sustaining a torn ACL. Atlanta brought him back on another one-year contract with Atlanta but he was among their final roster cuts coming out of training camp. 

Atlanta just recently brought Wilcox back to their practice squad. 

In 2018, Wilcox appeared in five games for the Jets and two games for the Colts. He recorded six tackles and no interceptions.

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