The deadline for cutting down NFL rosters is at 4 PM this Tuesday, but the Falcons wasted no time after last night's loss to cut the players that weren't working in their system.
TE Tod Biere, LB Nick Clancy, FB Devonte Campbell, TE Colin Cloherty, QB Seth Doege, DE Cam Henderson, RB Donald Russell, S Troy Sanders, C Matt Smith, DE Brandon Thurmond and T Jeff Nady are the 11 the Falcons have released from the roster.
The notable players who have been released on this list include Nick Clancy. Clancy was thought of to have a very good chance of making the roster beginning the preseason considering his great last season at Boston College when he was among the top 10 in the nation with 189 total tackles. He was also listed as a second string OLB on the depth chart.
Clancy only recorded two total tackles in three games.
T Jeff Nady, who was recently signed after the Mike Johnson injury, was also among the notable players to be released.
Players that were thought to be on the bubble included the inspirational Brian Banks, who has made it past the first round of roster cuts.
Also making it through the first roster cut was third string QB Sean Renfree. Renfree who has had a very rough training camp and preseason, but for the moment is still holding down the third QB spot. Speculation on him not making the roster intensified as he didn't appear in the game against Tennessee last night.
The Falcons roster now stands at 78, they will have to cut three more players by the Tuesday deadline in order to meet the 75 player roster limit for the rest of the preseason. After those cuts are made, one more round of cuts will happen by August 31 to make up the final 53 man roster for the 2013 Atlanta Falcons.
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