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Falcons vs. Titans 2015 preseason: Snap counts for the first preseason game

The snap counts are in.

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The Atlanta Falcons put together a nice win on Friday against the Titans, and you may have had trouble keeping track of who was in the game throughout.

Here's the complete snap counts for the team to help you get caught up, plus a few useful notes.


Peter Konz: 36
Justin Hardy: 35
T.J. Yates: 32
Mike Person: 29
Jon Asamoah: 28
Tyler Polumbus: 28
Jake Rodgers: 28
Levine Toilolo: 25
Jared Smith: 23
Matt Huffer: 23
Pierce Burton: 23
Sean Renfree: 23
Bernard Reedy: 22
Antone Smith: 21
Jerome Smith: 21
DJ Tialavea: 21
Mickey Shuler: 19
Adam Replogle: 19
Joe Hawley: 18
Carlton Mitchell: 17
Leonard Hankerson: 17
Nick Williams: 16
Collin Mooney: 15
Marquez Clark: 15
James Stone: 14
Jake Matthews: 14
Ryan Schraeder: 14
Chris Chester: 14
Mike Ford: 13
Eric Weems: 12
Tony Moeaki: 11
Jacob Tamme: 11
Terron Ward: 10
Matt Ryan: 10
Patrick DiMarco: 8
Roddy White: 8
Julio Jones: 8
Valerian Ume-Ezeoke: 7
Eric Lefeld: 7

As you might expect, the Falcons took a hard look at some players with uncertain roles on the offensive side. Mike Person is in the running for a starting job but may be behind James Stone and Chris Chester, Peter Konz is trying to hold on to a roster spot, and Sean Renfree and T.J. Yates are obviously competing for the backup quarterback job. In general, the Falcons want to see who they have on the offensive line, and decide on their best depth.


Stansly Maponga: 45
Allen Bradford: 35
Kevin White: 35
Grady Jarrett: 31
Malliciah Goodman: 31
Charles Godfrey: 28
Tyler Starr: 27
Joey Mbu: 27
Derek Akunne: 25
Kemal Ishmael: 25
Akeem King: 25
Joplo Bartu: 24
Boris Anyama: 22
Warren Herring: 22
Sam Meredith: 21
Jalen Collins: 20
Phillip Adams: 20
Ricardo Allen: 20
Robenson Therezie: 18
Nate Stupar: 17
Dezmen Southward: 17
Jonathon Mincy: 17
Kroy Biermann: 16
Sean Baker: 15
Robert Alford: 10
Vic Beasley: 10
Paul Worrilow: 10
William Moore: 10
Derrick Hopkins: 8
Michael Lee: 7
Marquis Spruill: 7
Justin Durant: 7
Adrian Clayborn: 5
Paul Soliai: 5
Jonathan Babineaux: 5
Tyson Jackson: 5
O'Brien Schofield: 5
Ra'Shede Hageman: 5

The Falcons' defense is just as unsettled as the offensive line, in general, so it was good to see them taking steps to figure out who belongs. Stansly Maponga did pretty well in his snaps, and he'll probably cede more to Marquis Spruill and Tyler Starr next time around as the Falcons sort it all out. Kevin White might have done more for himself in 35 snaps with some legitimately solid coverage than anyone else on the roster, and he'll be worth watching going forward. Joey Mbu and Malliciah Goodman made the most of their opportunities, as well, with Goodman looking incredibly strong up front.

Special Teams

Matt Bosher: 15
Tyler Starr: 11
Tony Moeaki: 10
Levine Toilolo: 10
Joplo Bartu: 9
Derek Akunne: 9
Josh Harris: 9
Jalen Collins: 8
Allen Bradford: 8
Terron Ward: 8
Robenson Therezie: 8
Phillip Adams: 8
Nate Stupar: 7
Dez Southward: 7
Boris Anyama: 7
Nick Williams: 7
Collin Mooney: 7
Justin Hardy: 6
Patrick DiMarco: 5
Ricardo Allen: 5
Kemal Ishmael: 5
Matt Bryant: 5

Your borderline players need to play special teams to make the roster. Tyler Starr's non-Bosher team high snaps tell me that a man who was inactive due to a lack of special teams value a year ago is now offering some. If that's the case, Starr's chances of making the roster go up considerably.

Bartu, Akunne, Ward, and Therezie are among those who are earning some looks on special teams early, which again could translate into increased chances to hit the practice squad, at least. We'll learn more about how these snaps are distributed a week from now.

Your thoughts on these snap counts?