Falcons Trim Roster to 77, Place Will Svitek on Injured Reserve

The Falcons have released eight players and reached injury settlements with three other players.

Tight end Chase Coffman, 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 were released.

Left tackle Will Svitek was placed on injured reserve after suffering an upper arm injury. The team also reached injury settlements with defensive tackle Elisha Joseph and cornerback Darrin Walls.

The Falcons will need to cut down the roster to 75 players by 4 p.m. on Monday. By August 31, the Falcons must have its 53-man roster, and starting September 1, the team will be allowed to place eight players on the practice squad.

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