The Falcons made a surprising waiver wire claim today, grabbing speedy receiver Taylor Gabriel from the Cleveland Browns.
Falcons claimed former Browns WR Taylor Gabriel on waivers, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2016
The expectation was that the Falcons would likely make moves to improve their cornerback depth or get some additional backup help at Center. Grabbing a wide receiver was unexpected, but here we are.
Taylor Gabriel is a shorter receiver at just 5’8” and around 170 pounds. However, what he lacks in size he makes up for in blinding speed. Gabriel reportedly ran a 4.28 in his 40 yard dash during his Pro-Day.
With the Falcons claiming Gabriel, it also means someone currently on the 53-man roster will be cut. The likeliest candidates would be Eric Weems and Nick Williams, though TE Josh Perkins is another potential candidate. If I were to put money on it, I would bank on Nick Williams being cut at this point.
What are your thoughts on this surprising waiver wire claim for the Falcons?