The Falcons defense continues to be a work in progress. While guys like Grady Jarrett, A.J. Terrell and Deion Jones reliably do their jobs each week, the remaining depth has seen a lot of mixing and matching as Arthur Smith and Dean Pees look to put the best possible players on the field.
On that note, Atlanta liked what they saw from one of their practice squad players and they’ve decided to sign him to the 53-man roster. Defensive lineman Anthony Rush showed enough on Sunday to get the deal done.
NEW: Falcons sign Anthony Rush to 53-man roster following solid performance against Saints, waive Deadrin Senat and make other practice squad moveshttps://t.co/gikNDS6GZH— Tori McElhaney (@tori_mcelhaney) November 8, 2021
Standing 6’5” and at least 350 pounds, Rush is the kind of guy that occupies a lot of space and can give you a body to help limit the opposing team’s rushing offense. He moved the pocket several times against the Saints and impressed the coaching staff enough that he’s now a part of the regular rotation on Sundays.
Unfortunately, that also meant the Falcons are finally moving on from former third round pick Deadrin Senat, who was waived off of Injured Reserve. Senat was a player that had incredible promise coming into Atlanta but never ultimately delivered. He’ll now get an opportunity to prove himself elsewhere. Likewise, the team made the same move with tight end Ryan Becker.
The team also released kicker Elliott Fry ... again. Additionally, running back Caleb Huntley was activated from the practice squad IR to being on the practice squad. The team liked what they saw out of the undrafted rookie running back, so it will be interesting to see if he gets flexed to the roster at some point this year.
What do you think of these moves by the Falcons?