No huge surprises as the Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 players on Sat and Sun.
DE Chauncey Davis was cut on Sat; has to be a salary cap causality.
Davis, 6-2, 272 pounds, was originally selected by the Falcons in the fourth round (128th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He spent six seasons in Atlanta, totaling 204 tackles (147 solo), 10 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and six passes defensed in 95 career games.
This move had been speculated by several sites. Chauncey will be picked up by someone; doubt he will miss a check.
Wilson could end up back on the practice squad, but this move shows the Falcons aren’t all that high on him. They might be better off looking for a developmental prospect to put on the practice squad. Ryan’s secure as the starter for a long time, but Redman is nothing more than a career backup. It might be time for the Falcons to start developing a new backup.
Not sure why this was a surprise; I wrote about this possibility a couple of weeks ago. Developing QBs normally get three years to push out the backups. JPW may have only received two, but I like the fact that Falcons may be moving on if they don’t see JPW as a viable backup QB. My guess is he ends up on the practice squad unless the Falcons find someone they really like better. Either way, his days in ATL are numbered.