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Falcons waive Ron Parker, Austin Pasztor; agree to injury settlement with Leon McFadden


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons announced Friday that they've waived safety Ron Parker and offensive lineman Austin Pasztor; the team has also agreed to an injury settlement with cornerback Leon McFadden.

Parker signed with the Falcons over the offseason after spending the past five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he started every game over the past three years. In his four preseason games with the Falcons, Parker registered six tackles.

The Falcons signed Pasztor just before the 2017 season, and he played in seven games for Atlanta last year. Pasztor has played six seasons in the NFL, spending three years in Jacksonville and two years in Cleveland prior to arriving in Atlanta.

McFadden was signed early on in the 2017 season to help provide depth for the Falcons at the cornerback position. Outside of Atlanta, McFadden has played for four different teams during his NFL career, which began in 2013.

Per NFL rules, the Falcons have to get down to a 53-man active roster by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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