Falcons promote Jamil Douglas, waive Deji Olatoye

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The Falcons promoted offensive guard Jamil Douglas from the practice squad. They waived cornerback Deji Olatoye in a corresponding move.

Atlanta is banged up along the offensive line with center Alex Mack (calf) questionable to play Sunday, and guards Andy Levitre (triceps) and Wes Schweitzer (groin) limited in practice this week.

Douglas, a fourth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2015, spent all season on the Falcons’ practice squad. He started six games and played in 11 others during his two seasons in Miami.

Olatoye played in three games for the Buccaneers and two for the Falcons this season. Atlanta first cut Olatoye on September 21 before re-signing him December 14 after the Bucs waived him.

The Ravens originally signed Olatyoe as a college free agent following the 2014 draft. He also has spent time on the Chiefs’ and Cowboys’ practice squads. 

1 responses to “Falcons promote Jamil Douglas, waive Deji Olatoye

  1. Wow! I forgot about him… another wasted Draft pick of my forever mediocre Dolphins. Douglas showed promise as a run blocker and was touted as an “athletic” lineman (quick for Zone scheme and trap style plays). He never lived up to it and was a liability on pass protection. I wish him well. His college highlight reel was amazing, but then again so was last year’s Dolphins G Pick, Asiata and he is buried on the Bench as well. Is it really that hard to find a Guard? I guess it is because Interior DL are no longer just fat guys, but monsters like Suh and Donald to name a few.

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