The NFL ain't loyal. if you don't get the job done, then you will find yourself unemployed. If you cost too much, then you will find yourself unemployed. If you tackle like crap, take bad angles, and
are named Asante Samuel regularly get smoked like barbeque ribs, then you will find yourself unemployed. Such is the case for many big names that have recently donned the red and black.
Five former Falcons – tight end Ben Hartsock, tackle Tyson Clabo, linebacker Stephen Nicholas, and cornerbacks Asante Samuel and Dunta Robinson – are on the ProfootballTalk.com’s All-Unemployed team ...
At some point, every NFL veteran finds himself on the outside looking in. If you're smart, you see the writing on the wall, exiting the league on your terms. But more often than not, a cheaper, up and coming player with a comparable or better ceiling will take your roster spot. It's sad, but it's the reality we live in.
Don't think for a second any of these guys will find themselves back in Atlanta. Just ask Michael Turner how much interest the Falcons show in the veterans they deliberately parted ways with. It won't happen, because it wouldn't be prudent. And that's that.