The Falcons have parted ways with one of their recent draft picks, waiving safety Zeke Motta on Thursday.
Motta was waived with a failed physical designation, per the NFL’s daily personnel notice.
As a rookie in 2013, the 24-year-old Motta suffered a fractured C1 veterbra. He did not play last season. A seventh-round pick of the Falcons out of Notre Dame, Motta notched 16 tackles in 10 regular season games for Atlanta.
Should a team claim Motta, they will take on the final two years of his rookie contract. If he goes unclaimed, he will be free to sign with other clubs, but he would have to pass a physical.