The Falcons under Dan Quinn have rarely been content to sit back and leave the roster as is, even when that roster stands at 90 men and the players being signed and waived had only a slim chance to make the roster in the first place. That continues today.
The Falcons have depleted their depth at offensive line a bit in favor of adding a talented young wide receiver who Steve Sarkisian is familiar with.
The #Falcons have signed WR Marvin Hall out of Washington and waived OL Robert Leff.— Kelsey Conway (@FalconsKelsey) June 2, 2017
Hall is an undrafted free agent who spent some time with the Arizona Cardinals. He enjoyed a semi-productive college career that saw him showcase strong hands and solid athleticism, and he even tossed a couple of touchdown passes. It’s fair to suspect that his familiarity with Steve Sarkisian helped get him this job, as the two overlapped in 2012 and 2013. Hall will try to hang on as a practice squad candidate with virtually no chance of cracking the actual roster, but the 24-year-old has some talent. We’ll see what he can do.
Leff is the first small surprise of the offseason. The undersized offensive lineman quietly had a very good college career and looked like a potentially interesting reserve option at guard for Atlanta, but the Falcons got a short look at him and apparently decided that wasn’t going to happen. We wish him well, wherever he lands.
Hall, again, will try to beat the odds and hang on to a practice squad spot in a crowded group of wide receivers. The Falcons will continue to churn the bottom of their roster as time goes on, so don’t get too attached to your favorite UDFA types.