SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 13: Jawanza Starling #29 and Nickell Robey #21 of the USC Trojans tackle Michael Calvin #11 of the California Golden Bears at AT&T Park on October 13, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The Falcons are still moving and shaking a few days after the draft.
Today, they waived two practice squadders from last season, likely to make room for some of the promising young whippersnappers soon to be vying for spots on it. Alas, alack and all that.
Kyle Jolly was a semi-promising offensive tackle with decent size, but he never really got more than a couple of appreciative rumbles from the coaching staff. Some team in search of offensive line depth will probably give him a shot, but the Falcons have drafted two linemen and brought in a host of other undrafted ones. There simply wasn't room for him.
Ditto Albritton. The Falcons like to keep an extra long snapper around on the practice squad when they can, but having just brought on intriguing long snapper prospect—is that even a thing?—Josh Harris, Albritton also became expendable.
I wish them both well.
They also signed Michael Calvin, and I don't want to give that short shrift. Any time you can get a wide receiver with a 6'3", 215 pound frame and a 4.32 40 yard dash on your team, you want to take that chance. He and Kevin Cone can compete to be the promising, almost cartoonishly athletic wideout to make the roster and cause us all to go nuts. Having a few promising options for the bottom of the depth chart is a wonderful problem to have.