We haven’t seen a sneak preview of this week’s Hard Knocks, but it’s a good bet that some of the episode will focus on the 11 players given their pink slips on Sunday.
It’s a staple of the show, which means defensive end Theo Agnew, linebacker Brendan Daley, linebacker Darin Drakeford, safety Devonta Glover-Wright, wide receiver Julian Jones, quarterback Jeff Mathews, linebacker Walker May, running back Jerome Smith, wide receiver Tramaine Thompson, tight end Brian Wozniak and safety Tyrell Johnson may find themselves with some extended screen time while they hand in their playbooks.
The Falcons got the rest of the way to 75 players with four moves involving injured players. Linebacker Marquis Spruill and offensive lineman Mike Johnson were both placed on injured reserve, with Johnson’s injury robbing them of some needed depth in the wake of tackle Sam Baker’s latest knee injury.
Wide receiver Drew Davis and safety Zeke Motta will go on the regular season version of the PUP list, which means they’ll need to wait six weeks before practicing or playing in the regular season.