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Falcons dump D.J. Shockley, again

After the 2005 college football season, Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley was viewed as a guy who could become a legitimate NFL starter.

But he slid all the way to round seven in the 2006 draft, making him the first former Bulldog in more than a decade who was picked by the Falcons.

He has yet to make it onto the field in a regular-season game at the Georgia Dome, and if he ever does it will be for the team playing against the Falcons.

The team cut him again today, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Last year, Shockley lost his roster spot but landed on the practice squad.

The move leaves the Falcons at 78 players, with two spots available for their final two unsigned draft picks.

The team now has three quarterbacks:  Matt Ryan, Chris Redman, and John Parker Wilson.  If they plan to add a fourth arm for camp, another guy will need to go.

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11 Responses to “Falcons dump D.J. Shockley, again”
  1. hotchick says: Jul 9, 2010 9:59 PM

    Great another 3 weeks of Bulldog fans calling into Atlanta radio stations bemoaning this move and what “could have been” if only the Falcons knew what they were doing.
    Its like they would have won 3 super bowls by now if they just made DJ the starter the day after they drafted him.

  2. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jul 9, 2010 10:15 PM

    Yawn.

  3. digitalbath says: Jul 9, 2010 10:22 PM

    why oh why is chris redman still on an nfl roster,john wilson reminds me of a poor mans chad pennington,but not as good,cant believe shockley couldnt beat out those 2 at least

  4. I_Hate_Yams says: Jul 9, 2010 10:43 PM

    Vick fans are still saying the Falcons would have been undefeated if he was still the quarterback.

  5. jibfest says: Jul 9, 2010 10:43 PM

    I forgot about him. Joe Kane for Heisman.

  6. ArtieLange says: Jul 9, 2010 11:36 PM

    The one thing that sucks for Shockley was the
    Bobby Petrino year. He could have easily been
    put into a starting roll for a game or two but he
    decided to scramble for 10 yeards in a preseason
    game and blew out his knee. The offense was already
    built around a running QB but were screwed by
    the Mike Vick fiasco.
    They say you only get one chance and I think
    he missed his that year.

  7. ksmann1 says: Jul 9, 2010 11:51 PM

    chris redmans a solid back up.. always has been.. hes just been on the wrong team at the wrong time.. shockley is not a NFL qb… maybe CFL or UFL..

  8. OLDCRACKER says: Jul 10, 2010 1:17 AM

    Maybe he could get a job with the Browns. He’s gotta be better than what they have now.

  9. poonhok says: Jul 10, 2010 8:48 AM

    “After the 2005 college football season, Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley was viewed as a guy who could become a legitimate NFL starter.”
    ========
    Only by fanboys, brainwashed, PC media idiots and BrownEyedDrivel cultists…

  10. brasho says: Jul 10, 2010 10:12 AM

    After the 2005 college football season, Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley was viewed as a guy who could become a legitimate NFL starter.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    By whom? He’s short, inaccurrate, poor field vision, and I’m sure many other negatives that scouts and people that follow the draft saw about Shockley. Nobody with half a brain viewed him as a guy that become a legit starter.

  11. Saints#12 says: Jul 10, 2010 2:44 PM

    Shockley wants to win he better leave the overrated falcons?come down to NOLA son you’ll win a SB ring there.Falcons are’ nt even going to win 8 ganes this year.. Oh Yeah Falcon fans as long as MR.BREES is a Saint they’ll be playing for second place in division..just saying

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