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Falcons Waive John Parker Wilson, Place Corey Peters On Reserve List

The Atlanta Falcons successfully cut their roster to 75 players on Sunday by requesting waivers on third-string quarterback John Parker Wilson and by placing defensive tackle Corey Peters on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Wilson has spent the last two seasons as the Falcons' third-string quarterback after being signed originally as a college free agent. The move is good news for Dominique Davis who now looks like a sure thing to make the final roster as at least the third-string quarterback.

Peters has been nursing some sort of injury since before training camp started. By placing him on the reserve/non-football injury list, Peters won't be able to return to the active roster until at least Week 6 of the regular season.

The two moves put the Falcons at 75 players a day ahead of the league-mandated deadline of 4 p.m. on Monday. The Falcons will have to cut down to 53 players by Aug. 31 and can assemble an eight-player practice squad on Sept. 1.

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