The Falcons didn't wait very long to start making moves, signing three tryout players and waiving four undrafted free agents already. That leaves two roster spots open, by our count.
The Falcons have signed 3 tryout players and waived 4 CFAs following rookie minicamp. https://t.co/deKB9ThM9q pic.twitter.com/Xb99J1KfSj— FalconsKelsey (@FalconsKelsey) May 7, 2016
Atlanta's added wide receiver David Glidden from Oklahoma State, who stands just 5'8" but was productive in college; Shabaz Ahmed was a 12 game starter at guard for Temple in 2015; and Brandon Williams was a very productive defensive end for Southern Illinois. At this stage in the offseason, all three are worthy fliers.
To make room (and then some), the Falcons released defensive tackle Gerald Dixon Jr., offensive lineman Alex Fifita, wide receiver Malachi Jones, and wide receiver David Richards. Atlanta's now down to 88 players, by our math, which may mean another signing or two is on the horizon. The Falcons recently hosted former Bengals cornerback Leon Hall and have been connected to former Patriots defensive tackle Dominique Easley, as well.
And yes, as FalcFans pointed out, this means my 53 man roster is already wrong. What a time to be alive.