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Falcons announce 53-man roster 


The Falcons started this training camp with 90 players on their roster. Now they're down to 53.

The team pared it down to the regular-season maximum on Tuesday, the NFL deadline to do so.

As a reminder, this roster will regularly change as the team adds and subtracts talent in an effort find upgrade the team.


There were no shocking cuts on the list of released players you'll see at the bottom of this story, and several of those players could return as a member of the 16-man practice squad. Guys can be signed to that unit after clearing waivers.

Here is the Falcons' 2021 roster as currently constructed:

Table inside Article
Number Name Position
2 Matt Ryan QB
3 Mykal Walker ILB
4 Tajae Sharpe WR
6 Dante Fowler Jr. DE
7 Younghoe Koo K
8 Kyle Pitts TE
9 Cameron Nizialek P
13 Christian Blake WR
14 Russell Gage WR
15 Feleipe Franks QB
16 Josh Rosen QB
17 Olamide Zaccheaus WR
18 Calvin Ridley WR
20 Kendall Sheffield CB
21 Duron Harmon S
22 Fabian Moreau CB
23 Erik Harris S
24 A.J. Terrell CB
26 Isaiah Oliver CB
27 Richie Grant S
28 Mike Davis RB
30 Qadree Ollison RB
32 Jaylinn Hawkins S
34 Darren Hall CB
35 Avery Williams CB
39 T.J. Green DB
40 Keith Smith FB
45 Deion Jones ILB
47 Josh Harris LS
48 Dorian Etheridge ILB
50 John Cominsky DL
51 Brandon Copeland OLB
54 Foyesade Oluokun ILB
55 Steven Means OLB
61 Matt Hennessy C
63 Chris Lindstrom G
67 Drew Dalman OL
68 Josh Andrews OL
69 Jason Spriggs OL
70 Jake Matthews T
76 Kaleb McGary T
77 Jalen Mayfield OL
81 Hayden Hurst TE
84 Cordarrelle Patterson RB
85 Lee Smith TE
88 Frank Darby WR
90 Marlon Davidson DL
91 Jacob Tuioti-Mariner OLB
92 Adetokunbo Ogundeji OLB
95 Ta'Quon Graham DL
96 Tyeler Davison DT
97 Grady Jarrett DT
99 Jonathan Bullard DL

The Falcons' 2021 roster is constantly evolving and we've amassed all the players in one gallery that will be updated throughout the year.

The Falcons also officially released 26 players and moved tight end Parker Hesse to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday afternoon to reach the NFL roster limit. Here's the complete list of transactions:


CB Delrick Abrams - Waived

DL Eli Ankou - Terminated, Vested Veteran

OL Willie Beavers - Waived

WR Trevor Davis - Terminated, Vested Veteran

DL Zac Dawe - Waived

ILB Emmanuel Ellerbee - Waived

RB D'Onta Foreman - Terminated, Vested Veteran

OL Matt Gono - Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform

WR Juwan Green - Waived

TE Parker Hesse - Reserve/COVID-19

RB Caleb Huntley - Waived

S Dwayne Johnson - Waived

OLB Kobe Jones - Waived

OL Sam Jones - Waived

P Dom Maggio - Waived/Injured

OL Ryan Neuzil - Waived

WR Antonio Nunn - Waived

S JR Pace - Waived

TE John Raine - Waived

WR Chris Rowland - Waived

OL Joe Sculthorpe - Waived

OLB Tuzar Skipper - Waived

DL Chris Slayton - Waived

OL Kion Smith - Waived

ILB Erroll Thompson - Waived

TE David Wells - Waived

CB Chris Williamson - Waived

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