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Falcons Preseason Cuts: Atlanta Makes Moves With Roster Deadline Looming

The Atlanta Falcons waived eight players Saturday afternoon as the team attempted to cut it's roster down to 75 players, according their website.

Tight end Chase Coffman, linebacker Max Gruder, kicker Erik Folk, running back Richard Medlin, fullback Lee Meisner, defensive end Louis Nzegwu, wide receiver Kenny Stafford and tight end Aron White were given their walking papers with tackle Will Svitek being placed on injured reserve. The Falcons also reached injury settlements with defensive tackle Elisha Joseph and cornerback Darrin Walls.

Coffman might be the most notable name of the bunch even though he only lasted two weeks on the roster. The 6'6", 250-pound was an All-American at Missouri before being selected in the third round by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2009.

Svitek had been with the team since 2009 before suffering the upper right arm injury. He played in all 16 games last season and even started 10 after left tackle Sam Baker went down.

The Falcons roster currently sits at 78, meaning they'll have to make a few more moves to get down to the NFL's 4:00 p.m. ET Monday deadline of 75 players.

For more Atlanta Falcons roster moves, head on over to the Falcoholic.

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