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Falcons waive OL Timon Parris, release CB Josh Hawkins from practice squad

The Falcons roster now sits at 52.

After a crushing Week 1 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Atlanta Falcons are now turning their attention to Week 2. With that, the team has opted to make some moves on the roster and practice squad. On Monday, a report came out that the Falcons were expected to re-sign wide receiver Laquon Treadwell to the team’s practice squad, though they have not made that official yet.

In what will likely be a corresponding move, the Falcons announced on Tuesday that they’ve waived offensive lineman Timon Parris from the roster and cornerback Josh Hawkins from the practice squad. There’s now an open spot on the practice squad and roster.

Parris, 24, joined the Falcons prior to the start of the 2020 season after being claimed from the Washington Football Team. He was however inactive in Week 1 against Seattle. He spent the last two seasons on Washington’s practice squad and only suited up for four games, three of which came in 2019. Offensive tackle John Wetzel was released in order for Parris to be claimed, and was then re-signed to the practice squad. It’ll be interesting to see if John Wetzel makes his way back to the Falcons roster and Parris winds up on the practice squad, or if there’s another move in the offing.

Hawkins, 27, was signed by the Falcons in the offseason and then released during cut-downs, and re-signed to the team’s practice squad. Hawkins was one of the several former XFL players who made their way onto the Falcons roster in 2020, and was in the league previously with the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons still have multiple cornerbacks on the practice squad.

The Falcons currently have 52-players on their active roster and, once the Treadwell re-signing becomes official, a full 16-player practice squad. As mentioned above, keep an eye on Wetzel being brought up, which the team has done a lot of in the past.