Former Central Lyon George Little Rock and University of South Dakota Football standout Tyler Starr has made it through the first round of cuts with the Atlanta Falcons. NFL rosters need to be down to 75 by the end of the day Tuesday. Starr was a 7th round draft pick in this past spring’s draft.
According to their official website the Falcons waived 10 players, placed Mike Johnson and Marquis Spruill on injured reserve and placed Drew Davis and Zeke Motta on PUP on Sunday.
The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they have waived defensive end Theo Agnew, linebacker Brendan Daley, linebacker Darin Drakeford, safety Devonta Glover-Wright, wide receiver Julian Jones, quarterback Jeff Mathews, linebacker Walker May, running back Jerome Smith, wide receiver Tramaine Thompson, and tight end Brian Wozniak. The club also placed offensive lineman Mike Johnson and linebacker Marquis Spruill on injured reserve, in addition to placing wide receiver Drew Davis and safety Zeke Motta on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and released safety Tyrell Johnson.
The Falcons roster now sits at 75 players. As part of the NFL’s mandatory roster cut down, Atlanta will have to trim its roster to 53 players by August 30 and may establish a 10-player practice squad beginning on August 31.
Atlanta was selected as the feature team for this year’s edition of “Hard Knocks” on HBO. The program selects one team in the NFL and follows their training camp experience as they get ready for the upcoming season.