FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons announced a trio of roster moves Monday. Atlanta is waiving safety Jason Hall, defensive back Terrance Parks and fullback Daniel Marx, and signing linebacker Jonathan Celestin, wide receiver Colby Pearson and offensive lineman Kendall Calhoun.
Celestin grew up in Jonesboro, Ga., and played four seasons for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The 6-foot-1, 232-pound linebacker played in 49 games for Minnesota, recording 217 tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss, eight pass defenses, three forced fumbles and one pick-six.
Pearson spent a portion of last season on the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad, and he was originally signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of BYU. In his four seasons at BYU, Pearson played in 41 games and caught 76 passes for 864 yards and eight touchdowns.
Calhoun was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive tackle played in 10 games for the Bearcats, and he was one of the top junior-college prospects prior to joining Cincinnati as a junior.
The Falcons signed Hall in the spring after the former Texas safety was waived by the Seattle Seahawks. Parks was signed by Atlanta just prior to the start of training camp. The Falcons signed Marx as an undrafted free agent and was one of the primary contenders for the open fullback spot.