The Falcons aren’t going to exactly sit back and go on vacation during their bye week, as they’re at least still shuffling the practice squad during the break. There’s a familiar face joining and a couple of familiar faces leaving in the latest move.
Tight end Parker Hesse is coming back, while kicker Elliott Fry and outside linebacker George Obinna are headed out.
We have signed TE Parker Hesse to the practice squad and released K Elliott Fry and OLB George Obinna from the practice squad.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 12, 2021
Hesse made the team out of training camp and was waived back in October, serving as the team’s fourth tight end in the interim. He’ll have that role again now that he’s back, though with Hayden Hurst, Kyle Pitts and Lee Smith healthy, he’s unlikely to be flexed to the roster anytime soon.
Fry has bounced on and off the practice squad all year and will almost certainly be back if Atlanta has concerns about the kicker or punter position at any point in the immediate future. Obinna is a developing pass rusher who has also had more than one stint on the practice squad, and as such I’d bet we’ll see him again at some point too.
Give Hesse a warm welcome back to Atlanta!