NFL Cuts 2011: Atlanta Falcons Reduced Roster To 79 On Tuesday, According To Report

The Atlanta Falcons made another round of NFL roster cuts on Tuesday as they slowly make their way toward the 53-man limit needed prior to the start of the regular season. The team needed to have its roster reduced to 80 players, but it did one better by making it down to just 79 players in anticipation of the team's final preseason game.

The Falcons cut wide receivers Kirk Belgrave, Doug Beaumont and Tim Buckley, running back Philip Sylvester and linebackers LaMarcus Thompson and Youri Yenga to get down to 79 in accordance with the NFL-mandated roster cuts, according to CBS Sports' Knox Bardeen.

None of the six players were expected to be anything more than bit players on the Falcons for the upcoming season and therefore it wasn't a particularly surprising move on the part of the Atlanta front office. Releasing three wide receivers proves the decision makers have a pretty good idea of who is in their plans to play behind Julio Jones, Roddy White and Harry Douglas, though.

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