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Atlanta Falcons Official Roster Cuts: Kerry Meier, Mike Cox Among Releases That Trim Roster To 53 Players

The Falcons completed and officially announced their final round of cuts on Friday, reaching the league-mandated maximum roster of 53 players just before the deadline.

The players released, according to Jay Adams of the team's official website, are as follows:

  • RB Dimitri Nance
  • FB Mike Cox
  • WR Kerry Meier (waived/injured)
  • WR Drew Davis
  • WR Marcus Jackson
  • WR James Rodgers
  • TE LaMark Brown (injury settlement)
  • OT Bryce Harris
  • OG Andrew Jackson (injury settlement)
  • C Tyler Horn
  • DT Micanor Regis
  • DT Conrad Obi
  • OLB Spencer Adkins
  • OLB Jerrell Harris
  • LB Rico Council
  • LB Pat Schiller
  • CB Dominique Franks
  • CB Peyton Thompson
  • CB Marty Markett
  • S Suaesi Tuimaunei
  • LS Joe Zelenka

Additionally, the team placed safety Shann Schillinger on injured reserve, rounding the team out at 53. Notable players to make the team include QB Dominique Davis, FB Lousaka Polite, OG Phillipkeith Manley, and CB Robert McClain.

However, if a player with under three years experience clear waivers, they become practice-squad eligible. The Falcons can add eight such players to their practice squad at noon on Saturday.

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