Former Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley, a seventh-round pick in 2006 who has been backup quarterback for the Falcons over the past three seasons, has been released from the team’s practice squad.
Shockley was dropped in order to clear a spot on the practice squad for running back Antone Smith.
Shockley had served as the No. 3 quarterback in 2006 and 2008. (He spent 2007 on injured reserve.) This year, he lost his position on the active roster to undrafted free agent John Parker Wilson of Alabama.