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Falcons roster cuts: The final list of 2016 cuts

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Atlanta’s down to a 53 man roster at last. Who got the axe?

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The Falcons have turned in their final roster cuts, and we’re going to have a lot to talk about in the days ahead. For now, though, it’s enough to say that there aren’t a ton of huge surprises on this list.

J.D. McKissic almost surely will land on the practice squad, as anticipated, and Akeem King is a major surprise as one of the guys who landed on injured reserve, but otherwise this roster took the rough shape most of us anticipated. Brian Poole and C.J. Goodwin at cornerback will be extremely interesting to watch, assuming they last beyond the first few weeks of the season.

Here’s the full list of cuts.

Roster cuts

  • K Shayne Graham
  • DE Malliciah Goodman
  • CB Devonte Johnson
  • DE Nordly Capi
  • G/T Laurence Gibson
  • T Bryce Harris
  • OL Collin Rahrig
  • LB Matt Wells
  • DT Cory Johnson
  • S Damian Parms
  • WR Corey Washington
  • DT Joey Mbu
  • WR J.D. McKissic
  • S Sharrod Neasman
  • QB Matt Simms

Waived/injured or injured reserve

  • Tyler Starr (waived/injured)
  • Brandon Wilds (injury settlement)
  • Akeem King (injured reserve)
  • DeMarcus Van Dyke (injured reserve)
  • Jalen Collins (suspended four games)

Who are the big surprises on this list for you?