The Atlanta Falcons have made a surprising move on All Hallow’s Eve regarding the practice squad.
TRANSACTION: We have signed Taveze Calhoun to the practice squad and have waived Deante Burton.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 31, 2018
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It’s absolutely a shock to see CB Deante Burton, a guy the team had briefly active this season and who got signed by Green Bay temporarily as well, to hit the waiver wire this late in the season in exchange for Taveze Calhoun, who was on the Falcons’ practice squad just for a week or two it felt like.
Burton has been with the organization since 2017 and has been in the team’s developmental program ever since. Some might’ve thought the team had plans for Burton going ahead, though this move does put that idea to a close.
Burton found work fast, getting signed by the Texans earlier today. He’s got promise for an undrafted guy, and here’s hoping he finds his niche elsewhere.
As for Calhoun, he’s still a bit of an unknown. The former Mississippi State Bulldog went undrafted in 2016 and has been with the Bears, Saints and Dolphins before landing with the Falcons. The team must like him to bring him back for a second go-around on the practice squad in such a short time.
We welcome him back to the fold and will be curious to see how he develops.