Falcons Releasing Veteran DE Brooks Reed

Falcons DE Brooks Reed announced via his Instagram that he’s being released. 


Reed, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Texans back in 2011. He played out his rookie contract with Houston before agreeing to a five-year, $22.5 million contract that included $9 million guaranteed back in 2015.

Reed was set to make a base salary of $4.5 million for the 2019 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Reed will free up $4.5 million of available cap space while creating $940,000 in dead money. 

In 2018, Reed appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 23 tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble.

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