You can tell the Falcons program under G.M. Thomas Dimitroff is working because they are cutting better players in year four of the Dimitroff/Mike Smith era.
Solid veteran defenders Chauncey Davis, Trey Lewis and Coy Wire were among 17 Falcons cut on Friday. All three have played a lot of snaps for the Falcons defense, which is getting younger. 10 more players will have to go on Saturday.
Here’s the rest of the list: tight end Marquez Branson, fullback Lucas Cox, center Paul Fenaroli, safety Matt Hansen, wide receiver Brandyn Harvey, running back Gartrell Johnson, defensive end Tom McCarthy, cornerback Kamaal McIlwain, center Ryan McMahon, safety Rafael Priest, defensive end Kiante Tripp, safety Suaesi Tuimaunei and linebacker Bear Woods.
The Falcons also reached an injury settlement with wide receiver Andy Strickland.