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NFL Depth Charts: Falcons Cut DT Thomas Johnson, S Matt Giordano

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The #falcons just announced the release of s giordano and dt johnson to reach nfl mandated 75 players todayless than a minute ago via txt


Proving I know nothing about football, the Falcons released one of their many defensive tackles today. Auburn’s Thomas Johnson played in13 games last year, starting 10, and recorded two sacks, but the Falcons have essentially added two and a half tackles to the defensive line rotation by drafting Corey Peters, welcoming back injured Peria Jerry, and converting Jamaal Anderson to a tweener.

Other remaining defensive tackles: Jonathan Babineaux, Vance Walker, and Trey Lewis. Johnson’s release is a good sign for Walker and Lewis, the other two on the bubble. It wouldn’t be outlandish to think five pure tackles could make the final roster.

Cutting fifth-year special teamer Matt Giordano leaves the Falcons with six more safeties, a sensible number for the time being, though at least one and possibly two more will need to go.

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