Falcons get down to 75 players


The Falcons are down to 75 players well in advance of Monday’s deadline to get to that number.

Atlanta officially placed tackle Will Svitek on injured reserve after an upper arm injury ended his season earlier this week.The other familiar name among the Falcons who won’t be continuing on with the team this season is tight end Chase Coffman. The former 2009 third-round pick signed with the Falcons earlier this month, but wasn’t able to do enough to stay off of waivers.

The Falcons also waived linebacker Max Gruder, kicker Erik Folk, running back Richard Medlin, fullback Lee Meisner, defensive end Louis Nzegwu, wide receiver Kenny Stafford, and tight end Aron White on Saturday. Defensive tackle Elisha Joseph and cornerback Darrin Walls received injury settlements from the team.

Atlanta doesn’t have to make any more moves, but they could wind up shuffling the pieces again if a player they like falls out of another team’s tree in the next few days.