The Falcons made a move today, subtracting a cornerback and adding a nose tackle to their 90 man roster.
Falcons waive CB Michael Lee and sign NT Derrick Hopkins— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) August 5, 2015
Lee, 24, was signed to a three year deal as an undrafted free agent this year. He joined a team with a crowded secondary that featured drafted rookies Jalen Collins and Akeem King, plus a host of other undrafted players. Unfortunately for Lee, he wasn't able to distinguish himself and latch on early, and he'll hope to catch on with another team. We wish him luck.
Hopkins, 23, was an effective player at Virginia Tech, serving as a force in the middle of that team's defensive line. He started his career with the Ravens and wound up on the Redskins practice squad. He'll be competing for a gig on the Falcons' interior, where things got a little more crowded this past April with the addition of Grady Jarrett. I don't anticipate he'll make the final roster, but he's gotten a decent look from Washington, so we'll see if he impresses.