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Official: Falcons 2019 roster: Position-by-position breakdown

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Just now, takeitdown said:

6 RB is a mistake, otherwise looks good.

Get rid of the FB and the special teamer and use two players w upside.

I disagree there if you're the fith or 6th on a depth chart you better be able to play special teams which is the one group I'm still worried about even after signing Bryant that's the one area where we haven't looked good in years

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I dont agree with only having 3 true edge rushers on the roster. Seems like they really are hoping their are no injuries but only having Beasley Takk and Clay who can play thos edge position we having going with the 3-4 5-2 hybrid we have going on here. Losing 1 player can be extremely thin

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4 minutes ago, Jesus said:

I wonder if Big Z is returning punts? Barner on kick offs

I would reverse those. OZ had issues with punts. 

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5 minutes ago, Jesus said:

I wonder if Big Z is returning punts? Barner on kick offs

I doubt that cuz you can only have 46 players active on game day 

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We look short on out and out edge guys with just Takk and Beasley on the roster. Clayborn is predominantly getting his snaps inside in nickel. 

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Just now, NWFALCON said:

I would reverse those. OZ had issues with punts. 

He struggled in game day but they liked him in practice.

Just now, jdawg4876 said:

I doubt that cuz you can only have 46 players active on game day 

It seems pretty unlikely all 6 RBs suit up for game day, but you never know. 

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2 minutes ago, FalconofShadows said:

I dont agree with only having 3 true edge rushers on the roster. Seems like they really are hoping their are no injuries but only having Beasley Takk and Clay who can play thos edge position we having going with the 3-4 5-2 hybrid we have going on here. Losing 1 player can be extremely thin

I agree. We are going with size this year at edges. One injury and it’s scary. 

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5 minutes ago, Lowndesfalc said:

Me too. We almost always add another face after week 1. 

Pretty sure if a team waits to sign a player after week 2 the contract isn't fully guaranteed for the year like it would be if they signed someone right now.

That means more flexibility for a team that's tight on cap room when they have to cut/add players later in the season.

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3 minutes ago, OilFuturesTrader19 said:

TBJ can't return kickoffs?? He did it at Oregon. Barner is 29 and TBJ is 24. Rather have the younger guy with more upside for that role.

Marcus Green averaged 32.5 on kick returns his jr year.

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Just now, OilFuturesTrader19 said:

He struggled in preseason with transitioning to this level of play. TBJ has not. I hope Green is on the PS.

They probably both will. TBJ did struggle in preseason games 3 & 4. His breakout on Thursday was awesome but not enough.

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36 minutes ago, FalconBlood23 said:

https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/falcons-2019-roster-position-by-position-breakdown

 

The Atlanta Falcons trimmed their roster down to 52 players on Saturday (kicker Matt Bryant agreed to terms but has not signed officially, but we're counting him below). Here’s a position-by-position breakdown of roster as the team heads into the 2019 regular season. It's worth noting that beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, teams can begin signing players to their 10-man practice squad.

Let’s start with the offense:

 

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Quarterbacks (2)

  • Matt Ryan
  • Matt Schaub

Analysis: No big surprises here. Matt Schaub will serve as Matt Ryan's backup for the fifth season.

 

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Wide receivers (6)

  • Julio Jones
  • Mohamed Sanu
  • Calvin Ridley
  • Russell Gage
  • Justin Hardy
  • Olamide Zaccheaus

Analysis: Undrafted free agent Olamide Zaccheaus earned the final spot. Zaccheaus made several impressive catches throughout training camp and the preseason and also showed he can return punts for the Falcons. Atlanta enters the season with one of the best receiver units in the league.

 

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Running backs (6)

  • Devonta Freeman
  • Ito Smith
  • Qadree Ollison
  • Brian Hill
  • Kenjon Barner
  • Ricky Ortiz

Analysis: The Falcons' running backs room is loaded with depth. Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison both proved their cases for a spot on the roster during the preseason and ultimately coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff opted to keep both. A healthy Devonta Freeman will carry the load with Ito Smith backing him up in his second season.

 

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Tight ends (3)

  • Austin Hooper
  • Luke Stocker
  • Jaeden Graham

Analysis: After spending the 2018 season on the practice squad, Jaeden Graham earned a spot on the 53-man roster. Graham flashed on multiple occasions during the preseason with his ability to make plays in the passing game but also as a reliable blocker for the Falcons. Austin Hooper is coming off a Pro Bowl season and the Falcons added a veteran presence with Luke Stocker in the room.

 

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Offensive line (9)

  • Alex Mack
  • Jake Matthews
  • Chris Lindrom
  • Jamon Brown
  • James Carpenter
  • Matt Gono
  • Ty Sambrailo
  • Kaleb McGary
  • Wes Schweitzer

Analysis: A unit that's changed significantly from the 2018 season. Chris Lindstrom, James Carpenter, Jamon Brown and Kaleb McGary are all in their first seasons. Matt Gono has continued to develop and is making a push for the starting right tackle spot with McGary and Ty Sambrailo in the mix. The starting left guard has yet to be solidified between Brown and Carpenter.

Now switching over to the other side of the ball:

 

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Defensive line (9)

  • Allen Bailey
  • Adrian Clayborn
  • John Cominsky
  • Takk McKinley
  • Vic Beasley Jr.
  • Jack Crawford
  • Deadrin Senat
  • Tyeler Davison
  • Grady Jarrett

Analysis: The Falcons have high hopes for Allen Bailey and Tyeler Davison in their first year working with Quinn who has taken over as defensive coordinator and working closely with the defensive line unit. The group is anchored by Grady Jarrett who looks like he's due for his best season yet. Quinn is counting on big seasons from Takk McKinley and Vic Beasley coming off the edge.

 

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Linebackers (5)

  • De'Vondre Campbell
  • Jermaine Grace
  • Deion Jones
  • Foyesade Oluokun
  • Duke Riley

Analysis: You could make a case for Jermaine Grace as Atlanta's preseason MVP. His performance in the five games earned him a spot on the 53-man roster and looks to be someone the Falcons will be able to count on from a depth standpoint at this position. Deion Jones returns healthy and look for De'Vondre Campbell to have a strong season, too.

 

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Cornerbacks (6)

  • Isaiah Oliver
  • Desmond Trufant
  • Blidi Wreh-Wilson
  • Damontae Kazee
  • Kendall Sheffield
  • Jordan Miller

Analysis: Isaiah Oliver enters his second season as one of the starting cornerbacks for the Falcons. All eyes will be on him and Desmond Trufant. Damontae Kazee joins the group after switching to nickel cornerback this offseason.

 

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Safeties (4)

  • Ricardo Allen
  • Keanu Neal
  • Kemal Ishmael
  • Sharrod Neasman

Analysis: Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen return to the starting lineup after suffering season-ending injuries in the 2018 season. Sharrod Neasman and Kemal Ishmael are two players who have been around the Falcons' locker room and are trusted backups.

And to complete the roster, a look at the special teams unit.

 

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Special teams (3)

Analysis: The Falcons agreed to terms with Matt Bryant on Saturday (and has not officially signed) after a preseason where the kicker position turned into a question mark. He'll assume the kicking duties when the Falcons begin preparation for the Vikings on Monday.

So Larkin and Blake didn't make the roster but trash *** Ricky Ortiz did?????? Like dude come on!!!!!!!

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This looks good to me! Our Dline is stacked so obviously there were some decent players that couldn’t make it there and will hopefully end up on PS. I’m very proud of Zaccheaus and Graham! Only surprise for me was really Jordan Miller, didn’t impress me whatsoever. I feel we could’ve cut him and grabbed a veteran corner but overall I’m satisfied with the 53

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39 minutes ago, falcons007 said:

Pretty much as expected except Ortiz. I guess Zaccheus edged out Blake on ST.

This.

Blake, Gray, BrooksJames, Larkin, Miller, Etling, Stanley, Cooper, Crawford, Miles for the PS to me.

Idk if Zimmer is still eligible or any K.

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9 minutes ago, dmo_dlo said:

6 RBs and no TBJ!! 

We’ll regret this.

He wouldn’t get any reps. He’d be inactive all year.

As much as I wanted to keep him, couldn’t justify him...now, it’s possible he stays on the PS.

Just have to wait and see.

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16 minutes ago, OilFuturesTrader19 said:

He struggled in preseason with transitioning to this level of play. TBJ has not. I hope Green is on the PS.

He struggled on punts. Kick returns he never really got that many returnables kicks. 

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