A look at recent transactions, IR, and PUP lists leading up to the start of the 3rd week of the Atlanta Falcons 2021 Training Camp.
Today, the Atlanta Falcons have waived/injured 2018 3rd rounder DL Deadrin Senat.
The DL has only played 65 defensive snaps since his rookie season when he amassed a mere 350. His professional career so far has been riddled with injury, and the beginning of his 2021 NFL training camp was no different. A PUP designation with an upper body injury undeniably made him a long shot to make the roster this season amongst a new front office and coaching staff. The promising talent saw some success in limited opportunities throughout his career so far and is to hit IR if he clears waivers. Fellow AFN writer Willie Crumbley called it. We wish Senat a speedy recovery.
Dante Fowler, Jr.
OLB/EDGE Dante Fowler, Jr. has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list (8/7). We’re told he was eager to go on Saturday’s open practice at Mercedes-Benz Stadium but because he hasn’t practiced in camp thus far, he was held out. Fowler returns to practice on Monday (8/9). A lot to prove in this season for the pass rusher. We get a good look where he fits in Dean Pees defense by the end of the week in practice and when we face Tennessee in our first preseason game.
WR/KR Jeff Badet (8/7, lower leg), TE Jaeden Graham (8/5, non-contact injury/Knee), and P Sterling Hofrichter (8/3, undisclosed) are already on the reserve/injured list by open practice.
Corresponding acquisitions you’ve oprobably already heard about:
WR Trevor Davis was signed (8/5). P Cameron Nizialek (8/3) will compete with Dom Maggio for that spot. Late July additions – WR J’mon Moore and LB Tuzar Skipper.
DT John Atkins, OLB/DE Kobe Jones, TE Lee Smith, C Willie Wright. Training camp battles have a long way to go. We expect to see Lee Smith have a place on the roster but we will see how the depth chart shakes out as we navigate the Preseason.
Remaining PUP list includes 2 OT’s. 2018 UDFA Matt Gono and 2020 Starter Kaleb McGary. Look at my State Of The Line update coming soon.
Monday 8/9 Edit:
DB Tyler Hall was released.
RB D’Onta Foreman was signed.
RT Kaleb McGary was activated from the PUP and OL Willie Wright was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list