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Falcons 2021 practice squad tracker

Atlanta will start assembling their practice squad officially after noon today.

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The Falcons have their initial 53 man roster, as we chronicled yesterday, and there were a few smaller surprises among the cuts and keepers. A little later today, they’ll be able to build their 16 man practice squad out of the pool of players they and 31 other teams have cut.

The construction of this practice squad will be fascinating, because with a new regime in place, we don’t really know how many players they had over the summer will be returning. I’d bet heavily on running back Caleb Huntley and cornerback Chris Williamson, among others, but it would not be surprising to see this team snap up additions from other teams given how much Arthur Smith talked about how “fluid” things are and the “roster manipulation” coming across the league. That has implications for the 53 man roster, but it also probably means the Falcons won’t be shy about pursuing players they like for a deep practice squad.

We’ll round up reports right here, so stay tuned to the tracker.

2021 practice squad

RB Caleb Huntley

RB D’Onta Foreman

WR Juwan Green

WR Austin Trammell

TE John Raine

TE David Wells

OL Ryan Neuzil

OL Willie Beavers

OL Sam Jones

DL Chris Slayton

ILB Emmanuel Ellerbee

OLB Quinton Bell

OLB George Obinna

CB Chris Williamson

S Dwayne Johnson Jr.

Practice squad tracker

1:35 p.m.: So much for the long waits and drama. The Falcons announced 15 of their 16 signings just now.

1:19 p.m.: D. Orlando Ledbetter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that impressive rookie offensive lineman Ryan Neuzil will join the practice squad.

12:58 p.m.: ESPN’s Michael Rothstein reports that safety Dwayne Johnson Jr. will also be added to the practice squad. He had an interception against the Browns and was a quality player throughout the summer in Atlanta.

12:20 p.m.: Per intrepid reporter Evan Birchfield from The Falcoholic (hey, I know that place), Caleb Huntley will be joining the Falcons practice squad.