With training camp four days in, the Atlanta Falcons have whittled down their fullback competition, and have swapped out a few spots at the bottom of the 90-man count.
Stanford RB Daniel Marx hit the waiver wire Monday afternoon, as did newer additions S Jason Hall and CB Terrence Parks.
The team added WR Colby Pearson (formerly of the Packers), LB Jonathan Celestin (a former Minnesota Gopher) and OL Kendall Calhoun (formerly of the Texans) to fill the waived spots.
Marx is, of course, the most notable of the trio let go, as he was figured to make his case in the team’s open fullback spot. As of now, Nebraska UDFA Luke McNitt and former Baltimore Ravens FB Ricky Ortiz will vie for the role, though the team could always add to this competition as camp and the preseason continue.
Celestin enters a linebacking competition with not a lot of breathing room, though he could always make a case on special teams. Ditto Pearson and Calhoun, though their positional spots are among the most crowded on the Falcons roster. All three feel like practice squad candidates at best, but you never know.
So, for now, we wish Marx, Parks and Hall all the best, and are curious what will come of the fullback competition, and if these new Falcons can bring anything to the table.