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One Last Crack At The Atlanta Falcons 53 Man Roster

The deadline for cuts down to a 53-man roster is Saturday, so it seems like a good time to take another stab at a final roster.

I decided to draw up my depth chart before looking at Aaron Freeman’s at FalcFans, who is a pretty potent prognosticator. Our final rosters were still pretty similar, as you’ll see, but with a couple of big exceptions.

First, I cut John Parker Wilson. He was such a train wreck in that game that ultimately I couldn’t bring myself the Falcons keeping him around. Instead, I put another developmental quarterback on the practice squad. If things got dire in a real game situation, maybe Kerry Meier throws a few passes.

Second, I cut Rafael Bush, and didn’t put him on the practice squad. This wasn’t an easy decision, because Bush clearly has some talent. Ultimately, though, Kamaal McIlwain and Darren Walls are more intriguing players, I think the Falcons will keep Chris Owens around and the safety depth chart is set. Someone had to go, and it ended up being Bush.

Also, I wound up keeping Antone Smith as a fourth running back, cutting Trey Lewis and rolling with Spencer Adkins as a seventh linebacker. Chauncey Davis gets the axe due to his salary and the fact that both Lawrence Sidbury and Cliff Matthews are young and have potential. Brett Romberg is around until Todd McClure is healthy, and then I think he’ll be cut in favor of somebody else.

Without further ado, check out my list and share yours. 


Matt Ryan
Chris Redman

Michael Turner
Ovie Mughelli
Jason Snelling
Jacquizz Rodgers
Antone Smith

WR s
Roddy White
Julio Jones
Harry Douglas
Kerry Meier
Eric Weems

Tony Gonzalez
Reggie Kelly
Michael Palmer

Sam Baker
Tyson Clabo
Will Svitek
Andrew Jackson (Also OG)

Justin Blalock
Garrett Reynolds
Mike Johnson

Todd McClure
Joe Hawley
Brett Romberg

John Abraham
Ray Edwards
Kroy Biermann
Lawrence Sidbury
Cliff Matthews

Jon Babineaux
Corey Peters
Peria Jerry
Vance Walker

Sean Weatherspoon
Curtis Lofton
Stephen Nicholas
Mike Peterson
Akeem Dent
Coy Wire
Spencer Adkins

Brent Grimes
Dunta Robinson
Kelvin Hayden
Dominique Franks
Chris Owens

Ss (?)
William Moore
Thomas DeCoud
James Sanders
Shann Schillinger

Matt Bryant
Matt Bosher
Joe Zelenka

Practice Squad
QB Adam Froman
WR Brandyn Harvey
TE Marquez Branson
OG Jose Valdez
DE Emmanuel Stephens
LB Bear Woods
CB Darrin Walls
CB Kamaal McIlwain