While the rest of the league is out trading for long snappers, the Atlanta Falcons are making more important moves, like waiving the last wide receiver on their depth chart and adding a defensive lineman who will likely only play one preseason game before being waived. Impact moves.
The 24-year-old lineman in question is defensive tackle A.J. Jefferson, a UDFA who got a look in two preseason games with the Rams before being waived back on August 23rd. He’ll get some snaps against the Jaguars and have a chance to put some film out there for the world, but he’s an extreme longshot to stick with the Falcons once they cut down to a 53 man roster.
TRANSACTION: We have signed DL A.J. Jefferson & waived Bra'Lon Cherry.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 29, 2017
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Cherry, meanwhile, came in with a little NFL experience and some talent, but was quickly buried on the wide receiver depth chart as Marvin Hall, Reggie Davis, and Anthony Dable played well in preseason games. He’ll hope to catch on elsewhere after final cuts, and we’ll wish him well on his quest.
Welcome A.J. Jefferson to Atlanta! Just don’t get too attached to him.