We’re waiting for the Atlanta Falcons to make their list of undrafted free agents final, but they’re out here doing some work in the meantime by clearing away players who won’t be a part of the team’s future plans.
You’ll recall that the Falcons can have up to 90 players on their roster for the initial part of the offseason, which means in addition to the six man draft class, they’re probably bringing in 20-plus UDFAs. That’s pretty typical, and these three players will head out the door as a result.
Transaction: We have waived Blake Muir, Martin Ifedi and Brian Vogler.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 30, 2017
Muir, a 25-year-old Australian native, was a guard on a team that was not well-stocked with guard talent, so he had a shot to stick around if Atlanta didn’t invest in the position. With the UDFA class looking a little heavy on linemen and Sean Harlow joining the team in the draft, though, he’ll head elsewhere.
Ifedi, 25, was a defensive end prospect who spent some time with the Rams before joining the Falcons. He’ll look to latch on to a team without the kind of deep DE rotation the Falcons can boast.
Vogler, 25, is a tight end who had a tough road ahead of him to make the roster before Atlanta drafted Eric Saubert in the fifth round. He, too, will try to hang on somewhere as a blocking tight end.
Good luck to all three of these players.