The Atlanta Falcons are making moves today. Per Vaughn McClure, NFL transactions shows that the team has terminated the contracts of DE Nordly Capi and CB Devonte Johnson.
Falcons now have 2 open spots on 10-player practice squad with termination of contracts for DE Nordly Capi and... https://t.co/y0qPfZUGDA— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) September 20, 2016
The terminations of Capi and Johnson opens up two spots on the practice squad. Coach Dan Quinn showed last year that he’s more than willing to cut and sign players throughout the season, so this is only a mild surprise.
However, the timing of these cuts, along with the rumor that O’Brien Schofield may be coming back, are probably not coincidental. In order to sign the veteran again, the team will have to make a move on the 53-man roster.
Right now, the most logical move would be to waive TE Joshua Perkins (who has been inactive for the first two games) to make room on the 53-man roster for Schofield. The hope is that Perkins would clear waivers and that the Falcons would be able to sign him to one of the two practice squad openings. However, this is purely speculation at this point.
Your thoughts on cutting ties with Capi and Johnson?