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NFL Roster Cuts 2014: Falcons 53 Man Roster Prediction, Post-Cuts Edition

The Falcons cut down to 75 players. Here's a closer look at a possible 53 man roster.

Scott Cunningham

The Falcons just made a series of roster moves that brought them down to the 75 man limit, and there's nearly two dozen moves left to make in the next week. No pressure, though.

These projections are based on the preseason thus far, plus the Titans game. That's why I've made the changes I've made, which include taking Mickey Shuler off and placing him on the practice squad due to his concussion and the team's love of special teamers like Eric Weems, Lamar Holmes' placement in the starting lineup, Osi Umenyiora taking the starting job at OLB away from Kroy Biermann and the tweaks to the practice squad. The Osi over Kroy decision may raise a few eyebrows, but Biermann's recent struggles profoundly unsettles the position, and even Stansly Maponga could be in the running. All it will take is Biermann looking fully healthy for the team to install him as the stopgap starter, but it's no longer a definite that will happen.

Here's our latest 53 man roster prediction.

QB Matt Ryan
QB T.J. Yates

RB Steven Jackson
RB Jacquizz Rodgers
RB Devonta Freeman
RB Antone Smith

FB Patrick DiMarco

WR Julio Jones
WR Roddy White
WR Harry Douglas
WR Devin Hester
WR Bernard Reedy (until Davis returns/perhaps after)
WR Eric Weems

TE Levine Toilolo
TE Bear Pascoe

LT Jake Matthews
LG Justin Blalock
Joe Hawley
RG Jon Asamoah
RT Lamar Holmes
Peter Konz
T Gabe Carimi
Ryan Schraeder
G/C Harland Gunn

DE Jonathan Babineaux
DE Tyson Jackson
DE Corey Peters
DE Malliciah Goodman
DE Ra'Shede Hageman

NT Paul Soliai
NT Travian Robertson

OLB Jonathan Massaquoi
OLB Osi Umenyiora
OLB Stansly Maponga
OLB Kroy Biermann
OLB Jacques Smith

ILB Paul Worrilow
ILB Prince Shembo
ILB Joplo Bartu
ILB Pat Angerer

CB Desmond Trufant
CB Robert Alford
CB Josh Wilson
CB Robert McClain
CB Ricardo Allen
CB Javier Arenas

FS Dwight Lowery
FS Dezmen Southward
SS William Moore
SS Kemal Ishmael

Matt Bryant
Matt Bosher
LS Josh Harris


C James Stone
T Terren Jones
LB Tyler Starr
LB Yawin Smallwood
CB Jordan Mabin
WR Geraldo Boldewijn
S Kimario McFadden
QB Sean Renfree
S Sean Baker
TE Mickey Shuler

Share your 53 man roster in the comments.