Falcons release tight end Luke Stocker

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The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they have released veteran tight end Luke Stocker pending a physical.

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Stocker, 31, was signed by the Falcons prior to the 2019 season and added depth and versatility at the tight end position. Capable of playing out of a traditional tight end spot on the line or as a pseudo-fullback coming out of the backfield, Stocker gave Atlanta's offense options in how to employ him.

Stocker played in 15 games during his first season in Atlanta and made nine starts. The former fourth-round draft pick caught eight passes for 53 yards as a member of the Falcons. With Stocker's departure and the team already acknowledging that starter Austin Hooper will be allowed to test free agency, Jaeden Graham is the tight end with the most experience on Atlanta's roster.

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