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Falcons shuffle linebackers, sign eight to practice squad

Matt Forte, Nate Stupar AP

The Falcons kept linebacker Tim Dobbins on their initial 53-man roster, but they opted to go in a different direction on Sunday.

The team announce that they have claimed linebacker Nate Stupar off of waivers from the Jaguars and released Dobbins to make room on the roster. Stupar has been well traveled since entering the league as a 2012 seventh-round pick in Oakland as he’s had stints with the Eagles and 49ers in between his time with the Raiders and Jags. He saw action in 12 games for the Niners and Jaguars last season.

Dobbins was signed as a free agent this offseason as the Falcons sifted through options in the wake of Sean Weatherspoon’s injury.

The Falcons also announced the first eight members of their practice squad. All were in camp with the Falcons, including fifth-round cornerback Ricardo Allen. The other seven players returning to the fold are safety Sean Baker, guard Harland Gunn, tackle Terren Jones, wide receiver Bernard Reedy, defensive tackle Travian Robertson, linebacker Jacques Smith, and running back Jerome Smith. The team has two spots left to fill.

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4 Responses to “Falcons shuffle linebackers, sign eight to practice squad”
  1. jacobslatter says: Aug 31, 2014 3:25 PM

    DT Travian Robertson is a real diamond in the rough. Cliff Matthews is occupying his spot on the 53, but maybe Cliffy baby wasn’t eligible for the PS & Tommy D. crossed his fingers no one would take him. $6,300 per week for all.

  2. brentswitzer says: Aug 31, 2014 3:30 PM

    People still cheer for the falcons?

  3. wwttww says: Aug 31, 2014 3:54 PM

    Mothers still name their children Brent?

  4. rayjay9393 says: Aug 31, 2014 5:02 PM

    good luck J. Smith,

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