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Falcons cut down to 52 players, keep UDFAs Justin Zimmer, Dewey Jarvis and Matt Gono

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Atlanta’s probably got another move up its sleeve post-waivers with one roster spot open.

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The Atlanta Falcons have made their wave of roster cuts and now have 52 players remaining on the roster, with the team announcing the cuts in one fell swoop this morning.

There are very few surprise cuts here, with Sean Harlow probably topping the list, though we knew the former fourth round pick would be gone yesterday. The Falcons did surprise me by keeping Richard “Dewey” Jarivs, Matt Gono and Justin Zimmer on the active roster, meaning three UDFAs made this very talented team. That’s pretty cool.

Zimmer’s pass rushing upside apparently earned him the nod over Garrison Smith, who had a strong preseason as well. Gono is a high-upside tackle who could step into the swing tackle role a year from now. Jarvis was a player the Falcons seemed to like quite a bit, based on his playing time this preseason, but he might be the biggest surprise of all, especially because he beat out Jonathan Celestin.

Otherwise, the roster shook out the way most of us thought it would throughout the summer. The Falcons kept six cornerbacks and six wide receivers, and they aren’t surprising choices. Now the Falcons will have to fill one roster spot and will get to face the Eagles on Thursday night. The team will assemble their practice squad beginning tomorrow at noon, as well.

Here are the cuts.

Falcons roster cuts

QB Kurt Benkert

QB Garrett Grayson

RB Justin Crawford

RB Terrence Magee

FB Jalston Fowler

WR Dontez Byrd

WR Christian Blake

WR Reggie Davis

WR Devin Gray

WR Julian Williams

TE Alex Gray

TE Jaeden Graham

TE Troy Mangen

C JC Hassenauer

G Sean Harlow

G Salesi Uhatafe

G Jamil Douglas

T Daniel Brunskill

DE Mackendy Cheridor

DE J’Terius Jones

DE Anthony Winbush

DT Jon Cunningham

DT Garrison Smith

DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner

LB Jonathan Celestin

LB Emmanuel Ellerbe

LB Emmanuel Smith

CB Deante Burton

DB Secdrick Cooper

DB Chris Lammons

DB Ryan Neal

S Marcelis Branch

S Tyson Graham

K Giorgio Tavecchio

P David Marvin

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RB Malik Williams