The Atlanta Falcons finished assembling their 53-man roster well ahead of the NFL’s 4:00 p.m. deadline on Tuesday. While the majority of the team’s roster spots were locked in place, there were still a few surprises.
Let’s see how Falcons Twitter reacted to today’s cuts.
The #Falcons are the first team to announce they’ve reached an initial 53-man roster. Notably, they’re keeping three QBs for now: Matt Ryan, Josh Rosen and rookie Feleipe Franks. They also released RB D’Onta Foreman.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2021
Only issue with me is only having 3 RBs. Was hoping to keep 4. https://t.co/8djvWCDzRE
— Fady Falcon 🇵🇸 (@Fadytweettweet) August 31, 2021
Frank Darby season!!! 🔥🔥🔥 Thank you Arthur Smith and TF!!!
— JazzyJeffRealTalk (@JazzyJeffRealT1) August 31, 2021
I don’t feel like Foreman did too bad
— ivizzle (@ivizzle_son) August 31, 2021
Keeping Frank’s on the roster?… interesting
— Jacob Lazz⚪️⚫️ (@JacobLazz) August 31, 2021
Good for Josh Rosen
— Mike Castellino (@MikeCastellino) August 31, 2021
Falcons went 3 RB, 3 TE, 8 OL, 3 QB and 6 WR on offense. Interesting way to do it. Just 23 guys on that side.
On defense, went 6 DL, 4 EDGE, 5 off ball LBs, 6 CBs, and 5 S. 26 defenders.
Three specialists. The lineup is really only 52 guys. Open roster spot.
— Scott Carasik (@CarasikS) August 31, 2021
Surprises for #Falcons final cuts:
* QB Feleipe Franks sticks in addition to Josh Rosen (although one imagines Franks is a placeholder for a QB to be added later)
* Kendall Sheffield sticks after missing most of camp
* Dorian Etheridge becomes the lone UDFA that makes it
— Aaron Freeman (@falcfans) August 31, 2021
Josh Rosen deserved a shot after his performance two days ago. Let’s see how he develops behind the scenes with this organization. Potential early seed for 2022 offseason.
— William McFadden (@willmcfadden) August 31, 2021
The Falcons also cut early-camp sensation Chris Williamson.
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) August 31, 2021
It better be 11-6 the way Smith and Fontenot were talking https://t.co/tRO18ewvGs
— Jansen Harris (@mediajansen) August 31, 2021
That’s what I had initially (3 RBs) w/ Huntley going to practice squad, but I had the extra roster spot going to big body Eli Ankou.
— Falcon Report on SI (@AllFalconsATL) August 31, 2021
Glad to see Frank Darby made it into a very competitive WR room https://t.co/pZgfm0IcQt
— Chris Mallee (@mallee_chris_24) August 31, 2021
The army is assembled. Time for war. https://t.co/rcEC66I5QM
— Jesse (@jbhATL) August 31, 2021
Only 2 RB’s made the team. The Falcons will ABSOLUTELY be signing either a vet, or a surprise RB cut https://t.co/Rb8t4YHSIW
— Nick Zylak (@NickZylakFFA) August 31, 2021