Falcons make Brooks Reed’s departure official

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Defensive end Brooks Reed said good-bye to the Falcons on Wednesday. The team officially said good-bye to Reed on Thursday.

Reed appears on the NFL’s official transactions report.

Reed was set to make $4.5 million in the final year of the five-year deal he signed with the Falcons in 2015. The Falcons will get that cap space back with $940,000 in dead money left as a result of the $4.7 million signing bonus he received.

Reed started 34 games over his four seasons in Atlanta and appeared in every game over the past two seasons. He had 24 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in 2018.