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:

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2Matt RyanQB
3Mykal WalkerILB
4Tajae SharpeWR
6Dante Fowler Jr.DE
7Younghoe KooK
8Kyle PittsTE
9Cameron NizialekP
13Christian BlakeWR
14Russell GageWR
15Feleipe FranksQB
16Josh RosenQB
17Olamide ZaccheausWR
18Calvin RidleyWR
20Kendall SheffieldCB
21Duron HarmonS
22Fabian MoreauCB
23Erik HarrisS
24A.J. TerrellCB
26Isaiah OliverCB
27Richie GrantS
28Mike DavisRB
30Qadree OllisonRB
32Jaylinn HawkinsS
34Darren HallCB
35Avery WilliamsCB
39T.J. GreenDB
40Keith SmithFB
45Deion JonesILB
47Josh HarrisLS
48Dorian EtheridgeILB
50John CominskyDL
51Brandon CopelandOLB
54Foyesade OluokunILB
55Steven MeansOLB
61Matt HennessyC
63Chris LindstromG
67Drew DalmanOL
68Josh AndrewsOL
69Jason SpriggsOL
70Jake MatthewsT
76Kaleb McGaryT
77Jalen MayfieldOL
81Hayden HurstTE
84Cordarrelle PattersonRB
85Lee SmithTE
88Frank DarbyWR
90Marlon DavidsonDL
91Jacob Tuioti-MarinerOLB
92Adetokunbo OgundejiOLB
95Ta'Quon GrahamDL
96Tyeler DavisonDT
97Grady JarrettDT
99Jonathan BullardDL

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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