Akeem King has spent most of his NFL career to this point either buried on the Falcons’ depth chart or injured, so I can’t says the news that he’s been waived shocks me. After a decent start to the summer I thought he might be in the running for the last cornerback spot on the roster, but he couldn’t distinguish himself from the pack and allowed an ugly reception last night against the Jaguars, so away he goes.
We’ll be hearing many more names in the hours ahead. There’s a slim chance King will return as a practice squad member, but the more likely outcome is that this is it for his short time in Atlanta. We wish him well, wherever he winds up.