The Falcons announced some roster moves, and we are seeing a familiar name yet again. As of this point, Charles Godfrey should not even pack up his stuff after he is inevitably cut next Tuesday.
The Atlanta Falcons official website announced today's roster moves.
The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed safety Charles Godfrey to the active roster, and running back Gus Johnson and wide receiver Devon Wylie to the practice squad. In addition to those moves, the team has released Allen Bradford and waived linebacker Derek Akunne and running back Juhwan Edwards from the practice squad.
Bradford is notable as he was one of the few Seattle Seahawks players that Dan Quinn brought to Atlanta. Bradford has provided depth at the inside linebacker spot, but only played 49 total snaps across two games. He looked good in preseason, but never seemed to push starter Paul Worrilow.
Godfrey has a stranglehold on Atlanta's 54th roster spot, and will likely continue to not play on Sundays. The staff must like veteran presence enough to continue bringing him back.
Derek Akunne was an undrafted rookie that failed to stick on the final roster. He later made the practice squad, but the team must think they have plenty of depth at linebacker. Here is what Jeanna Thomas had to say about Akunne back in May.
Derek Akunne, a 6'0", 242 pound linebacker out of North Texas, led both his team and the entire Conference USA in tackles last season with 108 tackles and assists. Akunne had 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, four pass deflections and breakups, one quarterback hit, and three forced fumbles.
Hopefully he catches on somewhere. Jahwan Edwards made the practice squad in early September, but the 5-foot-9, 220-pound running back is now gone.
WR Devon Wylie was a 4th round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs back in 2012, but the undersized wide receiver has played in only a handful of games. He has only six career receptions, and has been primarily a punt and kickoff returner. RB Gus Johnson has been bouncing around a bit after separating his shoulder in August. He should be a decent developmental player.