Falcons Roster Cuts: Atlanta Releases Chauncey Davis, 16 Others

The Falcons made yet another round of cuts today, releasing 17 players as they continue their quest to trim the roster down to the 53-player maximum by September 3.

The Falcons released or waived DE Chauncey Davis, LB Coy Wire, DT Trey Lewis, RB Gartrell Johnson, FB Lucas Cox, WR Brandyn Harvey, TE Marquez Branson, OG Paul Fenaroli, C Ryan McMahon, DE Tom McCarthy, DT Kiante Tripp, LB Bear Woods, CB Kamaal McIlwain, S Rafael Priest, and S Suaesi Tuimaunei. The team also reached an injury settlement with WR Andy Strickland.

Most notable among those cut today was Davis, who has been with the team since 2005. Davis had become a coachfavorite over the last few years, serving as a valuable contributor to the DE rotation employed by Mike Smith. His pricey $3.5M salary, however, is likely what led to his ultimate release.

Other notable names no longer attached to the Falcons are Wire and Lewis, both whom spent all last season on the 53-man roster. Wire actually surprises me, as he was both a special teams captain and considered a great locker room guy. However, with both Spencer Adkins and Robert James younger and more able, it might be better for the team in the end. As for Lewis, the team seems to be content rolling with Carlton Powell as the fifth defensive tackle.

Let's update Jason's nifty spreadsheet, shall we:

 

Name No. Pos. Age Exp.

 

Quarterbacks

 

Adam Froman 13 QB 23 UDFA

 

Chris Redman 8 QB 34 11

 

John Parker Wilson 4 QB 25 2

 

Matt Ryan 2 QB 26 3

 

Running Backs

 

Antone Smith 35 RB 25 2

 

Gartrell Johnson 27 RB 25 2

 

Jacquizz Rodgers 22 RB 21 Rookie

 

Jason Snelling 44 RB 27 4

 

Jerious Norwood 32 RB 27 5

 

Michael Turner 33 RB 29 7

 

Philip Sylvester 32 RB 22 UDFA

 

Fullbacks

 

Lucas Cox 42 FB 23 UDFA

 

Ovie Mughelli 34 FB 31 8

 

Thor Merrow 40 FB 21 UDFA

 

Wide Receivers

 

Andy Strickland 15 WR 23 1

 

Brandyn Harvey 17 WR 23 1

 

Brian Finneran 86 WR 35 12

 

Doug Beaumont 18 WR 22 UDFA

 

Drew Davis 19 WR 22 UDFA

 

Eric Weems 14 WR 26 4

 

Harry Douglas 83 WR 26 3

 

Julio Jones 11 WR 22 Rookie

 

Kerry Meier 80 WR 24 1

 

Kevin Cone WR UDFA

 

Michael Jenkins 12 WR 29 7

 

P.J. Gore 89 WR 23 UDFA

 

Roddy White 84 WR 29 6

 

Tim Buckley 16 WR 22 1

 

Tight Ends

 

A.J. Simmons TE

 

Justin Peelle 87 TE 32 9

 

Marquez Branson 85 TE 24 2

 

Michael Palmer 81 TE 23 1

 

Robbie Agnone 48 TE 25 2

 

Reggie Kelly TE 34 12

 

Ryan Winterswyk 86 TE 24 UDFA

 

Tony Gonzalez 88 TE 35 14

 

Tackles

 

Garrett Reynolds 75 OT 24 2

 

Rob McGill 70 OT 23 UDFA

 

Sam Baker 72 OT 25 3

 

Tyson Clabo 77 OT 29 7

 

Will Svitek 74 OT 29 6

 

Guards

 

Andrew Jackson 69 OG 26 Rookie

 

Harvey Dahl 73 OG 30 6

 

Joe Hawley 61 OG 22 1

 

Jose Valdez 65 OG 24 2

 

Justin Blalock 63 OG 27 4

 

Matt Murphy 66 OG 22 UDFA

 

Mike Johnson 79 OG 24 1

 

Centers

 

Paul Fenaroli 68 C 21 UDFA

 

Rob Bruggeman 67 C 25 2

 

Ryan McMahon 64 C 23 UDFA

 

Todd McClure 62 C 34 12

 

Defensive Ends

 

Chauncey Davis 92 DE 28 6

 

Cliff Matthews 98 DE 21 Rookie

 

Emmanuel Stephens 96 DE 24 1

 

Jamaal Anderson 98 DE 25 4

 

John Abraham 55 DE 33 11

 

Kroy Biermann 71 DE 25 3

 

Lawrence Sidbury 90 DE 25 2

 

Ray Edwards 93 DE 26 5

 

Tom McCarthy 70 DE 22 UDFA

 

Defensive Tackles

 

Corey Peters 91 DT 23 1

 

Jonathan Babineaux 95 DT 29 6

 

Kiante Tripp 76 DT 23 UDFA

 

Peria Jerry 94 DT 26 2

 

Trey Lewis 97 DT 26 4

 

Vance Walker 99 DT 24 2

 

Linebackers

 

Akeem Dent 43 LB 23 Rookie

 

Bear Woods 45 LB 1


Coy Wire 52 LB 32 9

 

Curtis Lofton 50 LB 25 3

 

LaMarcus Thompson 46 LB 23 UDFA

 

Mike Peterson 53 LB 35 12

 

Robert James 45 LB 27 2

 

Sean Weatherspoon 56 LB 23 1

 

Spencer Adkins 59 LB 24 2

 

Stephen Nicholas 54 LB 28 4

 

Youri Yenga 49 LB 22 UDFA

 

Cornerbacks

 

Brent Grimes 20 CB 28 4

 

Brian Williams 29 CB 32 9

 

Christopher Owens 21 CB 24 2

 

Darrin Walls 29 CB 23 UDFA

 

Dominique Franks 24 CB 23 1

 

Dunta Robinson 23 CB 29 7

 

Kamaal McIlwain 26 CB 23 UDFA

 

Kelvin Hayden CB 28 6

 

Kirk Belgrave 37 CB 23 UDFA

 

Safeties

 

James Sanders S 27 6

 

Matt Hansen 30 S 21 UDFA

 

Rafael Bush 36 S 24 1

 

Rafael Priest 38 S 24 1

 

Shann Schillinger 39 S 25 1

 

Suaesi Tuimaunei 41 S 23 UDFA

 

Thomas DeCoud 28 S 26 3

 

William Moore 25 S 26 2

 

Special Teams

 

Andrew Schulze 47 LS 23 UDFA

 

Jacob Harfman K UDFA

 

Joe Zelenka 82 LS 35 12

 

Ken Parrish 6 P 27 4

 

Matt Bosher 5 P 23 Rookie

 

Matt Bryant 3 K 35 9

 

Michael Koenen 9 P 29 6

The team will still have to cut 10 more players in the next day or so to bring the roster down to 53 men. However, they can also sign eight players to the practice squad as soon as September 4. I wouldn't be surprised at all if guys like Woods, Tripp and McIlwain return as PS members. Stay tuned, folks.

For more on the Falcons, check out The Falcoholic.

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