After releasing 2017 fourth-round pick Sean Harlow, the Falcons are continuing to settle on their final grouping of offensive linemen for 2018.
Those plans won’t include veterans T Austin Pasztor and G/C Jamil Douglas.
Both have been released from the organization as of Friday.
#Falcons cut veteran OT Austin Pasztor today. https://t.co/gwcTrTJl79— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) August 31, 2018
OL Jamil Douglas released by the #Falcons. https://t.co/ncJGtDQiYk— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) August 31, 2018
Pasztor joined the Falcons roughly a year ago to help shore up the offensive tackle depth before the team traded for Ty Sambrailo, who looks to have cemented the swing tackle spot once more. Pasztor re-signed a one-year deal with the team in the spring.
Douglas was a former Patriot and Dolphin who was a practice squad guy for the Falcons in 2017 before making the active roster late in the season. He got some run in preseason but couldn’t notch a place in the team’s lineup.
You have to wonder if this means UDFA T/G Matt Gono made the team, despite struggling against the Dolphins Thursday, or, if out of left field, T Daniel Brunskill could factor in.
Also, rookie linebacker and pass rusher Anthony Winbush got his name called Friday, eliminating the possibility he might stick around as a depth rusher. He flashed some in the preseason; not quite an athlete, but a productive tactician at Ball State. Though, he could figure into the practice squad conversation.
We wish all of these guys well in the future, wherever they land.
Be sure to watch as we register to 53 here with our roster tracker.