2013 NFL Roster Cuts: The Atlanta Falcons 53 Following The Deadline

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Subject to change thanks to waivers and free agency.

The Falcons have decided on a 53 man roster. The makeup of the roster could change within 24 hours, with the Falcons picking over the waiver wire, but this is where we stand.

Let's break it down, with a couple of quick observations.

  • The Falcons could keep six backs, but it seems unlikely. There may be another move in the offing.
  • Terren Jones was lousy this preseason, but he's absolutely massive and has a ton of potential. The Falcons may have thought they would lose him if they didn't keep him, or they may be working on adding another tackle.
  • Paul Worrilow and Joplo Bartu were two of the most impressive rookies, period. I'm thrilled that both made it.
  • Robert James is gone, so that's one roster bogeyman down. The newest? Probably Dominique Franks, but keep in mind that he can play special teams and has the size to split time between safety and cornerback.
  • Speaking of safety, the Falcons kept three reserves. Wow.

The Roster

QB Matt Ryan
QB Dominique Davis

RB Steven Jackson
RB Jacquizz Rodgers
RB Jason Snelling
RB Antone Smith
RB Josh Vaughan

FB Bradie Ewing

WR Roddy White
WR Julio Jones
WR Harry Douglas
WR Drew Davis
WR Kevin Cone

TE Tony Gonzalez
TE Chase Coffman
TE Levine Toilolo

T Sam Baker
T Lamar Holmes
T Ryan Schraeder
T Terren Jones

G Justin Blalock
G Garrett Reynolds
G Harland Gunn
G Joe Hawley

C Peter Konz

DE Osi Umenyiora
DE Kroy Biermann
DE Jonathan Massaquoi
DE Cliff Matthews
DE Malliciah Goodman
DE Stansly Maponga

DT Jonathan Babineaux
DT Corey Peters
DT Peria Jerry
DT Travian Robertson

OLB Sean Weatherspoon
OLB Stephen Nicholas
OLB Joplo Bartu

MLB Akeem Dent
MLB Paul Worrilow

CB Asante Samuel
CB Desmond Trufant
CB Robert McClain
CB Robert Alford
CB Dominique Franks

FS Thomas DeCoud
FS Kemal Ishmael

SS William Moore
SS Shann Schillinger
SS Zeke Motta

K Matt Bryant

P Matt Bosher

LS Josh Harris

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