On Saturday, the Atlanta Falcons announced that they have waived safety Afolabi Laguda.
TRANSACTION: We have waived S Afolabi Laguda. https://t.co/FxJxtmQcNi— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) June 1, 2019
In April, the Falcons signed Afolabi to a two-year deal, but have decided to part ways with the 23-year-old safety. Afolabi was expected to compete for a backup spot at safety and also be used on special teams. With his release, J.J. Wilcox, Chris Cooper and Sharrod Neasman will be the primary competitors for depth at safety.
Before playing for the Los Angeles Rams, Afolabi played at the University of Colorado for three seasons. At Colorado, Afolabi was a teammate of current Falcons CB Isaiah Oliver, who is expected to start at cornerback due to the departure of Robert Alford this offseason.
Our very own Cory Woodroof sat down with Afolabi Laguda last year before the 2018 NFL Draft, which you can check out by clicking here. It’s unfortunate to see the Atlanta-native Afolabi Laguda waived, but we all wish him the best.