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FalconAlley’s Roster

August 30, 2018

Prior to the kickoff of preseason game 4, I compiled my roster.  Not sure why this is so hard.  I even saved some money with 52 on the roster and 5 on the practice squad.  I don’t do fantasy, but do like to go through the roster and compare to DQ’s final.  Let’s see how I do.  First list is bolded…that is my roster, then 5 in italics for the practice squad.

Player # Position Weight Age Years College
Alex Mack
51 C 311 32 10 California
Justin Bethel 28 CB 200 28 7 Presbyterian
Isaiah Oliver 20 CB 210 21 R Colorado
Desmond Trufant 21 CB 190 27 6 Washington
Blidi Wreh-Wilson 33 CB 190 28 6 Connecticut
Robert Alford 23 CB 186 29 6 Southeastern Louisiana
Brian Poole 34 CB 211 25 3 Florida
Derrick Shelby 90 DE 280 29 7 Utah
Brooks Reed 50 DE 254 31 8 Arizona
Takkarist McKinley 98 DE 230 22 2 UCLA
Jack Crawford 95 DL 288 29 7 Penn State
Terrell McClain 99 DT 302 30 8 South Florida
Deadrin Senat 94 DT 305 24 R South Florida
Grady Jarrett 97 DT 305 25 4 Clemson
Ricky Ortiz 30 FB 233 24 1 Oregon State
Andy Levitre 67 G 303 32 10 Oregon State
Ben Garland 63 G 308 30 5 Air Force
Sean Harlow 64 G 284 23 2 Oregon State
Wes Schweitzer 71 G 314 24 3 San Jose State
Brandon Fusco 65 G 306 30 8 Slippery Rock
Matt Bryant 3 K 203 43 17 Baylor
Foye Oluokun 54 LB 215 23 R Yale
De’Vondre Campbell 59 LB 232 25 3 Minnesota
Deion Jones 45 LB 227 23 3 LSU
Duke Riley 42 LB 230 24 2 LSU
Josh Harris 47 LS 224 29 7 Auburn
Vic Beasley Jr. 44 OLB 246 26 4 Clemson
Matt Bosher 5 P 208 30 8 Miami (Fla.)
Matt Ryan 2 QB 217 33 11 Boston College
Matt Schaub 8 QB 245 37 15 Virginia
Ito Smith 25 RB 195 22 R Southern Mississippi
Tevin Coleman 26 RB 210 25 4 Indiana
Devonta Freeman 24 RB 206 26 5 Florida State
Ron Parker   S 206 31 8 Newberry
Kemal Ishmael
36 S 206 27 6 Central Florida
Keanu Neal 22 S 216 23 3 Florida
Damontae Kazee 27 S 190 25 2 San Diego State
Ricardo Allen 37 S 186 26 4 Purdue
Jake Matthews 70 T 309 26 5 Texas A&M
Ty Sambrailo 74 T 315 26 4 Colorado State
Ryan Schraeder 73 T 300 30 6 Valdosta State
Austin Pasztor 68 T 305 27 6 Virginia
Logan Paulsen 82 TE 268 31 9 UCLA
Eric Saubert 85 TE 253 24 2 Drake
Austin Hooper 81 TE 254 23 3 Stanford
Calvin Ridley 18 WR 190 23 R Alabama
Russell Gage 83 WR 184 22 R LSU
Justin Hardy 14 WR 192 26 4 East Carolina
Mohamed Sanu 12 WR 215 29 7 Rutgers
Julio Jones 11 WR 220 29 8 Alabama
Marvin Hall 17 WR 190 25 2 Washington
Justin Crawford 32 RB 200 23 R West Virginia
Ryan Neal 40 DB 200 22 R Southern Illinois
Kurt Benkert 6 QB 215 23 R Virginia
Alex Gray
89 TE 230 27 1 No College
Devin Gray 7 WR 192 23 R Cincinnati
Reggie Davis 13 WR 170 22 1 Georgia
Deante Burton 39 CB 205 24 1 Kansas State
Leon McFadden 29 CB 190 27 4 San Diego State
Mackendy Cheridor
96 DE 236 23 R Georgia State
J.T. Jones 55 DE 245 24 1 Miami (Ohio)
Justin Zimmer 92 DL 292 25 1 Ferris State
Garrison Smith 93 DL 295 26 5 Georgia
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner 79 DT 262 22 R UCLA
Jon Cunningham 91 DT 309 22 R Kent State
Jalston Fowler FB 261 28 4 Alabama
Marcelis Branch
38 FS 180 24 1 Robert Morris
Salesi Uhatafe 62 G 315 23 R Utah
Jamil Douglas 75 G 309 26 2 Arizona State
David Marvin 1 K 215 23 R Georgia
Emmanuel Smith 53 LB 240 23 R Vanderbilt
Anthony Winbush 56 OLB 207 23 R Ball State
Richard Jarvis 49 OLB 220 23 R Brown
Emmanuel Ellerbee 52 OLB 235 21 R Rice
Garrett Grayson 9 QB 220 27 2 Colorado State
Malik Williams
35 RB 215 22 R Louisville
Terrence Magee 41 RB 220 25 2 LSU
Chris Lammons
30 S 190 22 R South Carolina
Secdrick Cooper 35 S 211 23 R Louisiana Tech
Tyson Graham 32 S 210 24 1 South Dakota
Matt Gono 77 T 305 22 R Wesley College
Daniel Brunskill 76 T 260 24 1 San Diego State
Jaeden Graham 87 TE 250 22 R Yale
Troy Mangen 80 TE 251 24 R Ohio U.
Lamar Jordan 86 WR 176 23 R New Mexico
Dontez Byrd 19 WR 180 23 R Tennessee Tech
Christian Blake 15 WR 182 22 R Northern Illinois
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FalconAlley at The Draft


Article & Photos by Allison Smith

I was not at the actual draft in Dallas, but I was at the Atlanta Falcons’ official Draft party at Mercedes Benz Stadium, “The Benz Nest.”

This was another great event hosted by Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank.  This was a free event for Season Ticket owners, you merely had to register.  Much of the stadium and many food vendors were open, mostly the main level and parts of the 200 level.  Yet another event where you almost didn’t realize there was not a game to be played by the attendance and activity.

Fans were allowed on the field, where the RISEUP sign was displayed, corn hole was set up, along with many football skill games and local radio and other booths were on the field.  Many people stayed on the field the entire time. Several Falcon players were also on the field, signing and taking pictures with fans.

Meanwhile, we were also allowed in the locker room, where my feature photo here was taken.  We followed the tunnel along a short path into the locker room where you could see several jerseys displayed.  Then you could head back out to the field to hang out or back up to the main level to see the sites or grab some food.

I toured the locker room, chatted with several Benz Nest employees and headed back up.  The radio ship of the Falcons, 92.9 The Game was broadcasting the draft and the local commentary leading up to the draft.  Randy McMichael, Carl Dukes, Mike Bell, and Chuck Smith provided insight into the Falcons as well as the other teams ahead of the Falcons.  I was able to chat with Chuck briefly, but had great time with Carl and Mike, speculating, chatting about FalconAlley Football, and about the event overall.  Harry Douglas was on hand for a radio interview, then taking pictures with fans as well.  Many current players were on hand to chat with 92.9 The Game as well.

The players that were on hand, spoke to 92.9 The Game, then signed autographs and took pictures as well. There were some on the field, some in the upper level, and at two stations on the main level of The Benz Nest.  I worked my way back and forth on the main level, so missed some other great guys, but did get some of my favorites.  Unfortunately, the elusive Ben Garland was already in Dallas preparing to announce the 3rd pick, so he was not available, however, there were some big stars at the Falcons Draft event.

When they say you can have a pic OR autograph….but Grady knows his biggest fan….

Grady Jarrett, Keanu Neal, Takk McKinley, Deion Jones were all on the main level, along with numerous cheerleaders.  I know that De’Vondre Campbell was at one of the special areas upstairs, as I saw his interview, but he was whisked away.  While I missed a picture with Takk, I did see him close up and he seemed like a great guy.  Did get pictures with Grady, Kiki, and Debo.  Got to chat with them for a few minutes, but of course there was a huge line of us fans running around after all of them.


Overall, it was a great event.  I did not stay until our pick as it was so late, but did see many of the early picks as they were displayed on the million tv’s throughout the stadium.

Check out my YouTube channel for my announcement and thoughts on the 2nd day picks.  Our FalconAlley Football Facebook page has pictures from the Draft Day event.

Now, we wait and see how the entire draft turns out for our beloved Falcons.

@FalconAlley Owt


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And Then, There Were 53


Added LB Jordan Tripp (from Green Bay) to the 53
G Jamil Douglas fills final practice squad spot


LaRoy Reynolds LB – placed on IR with pectoral muscle injury.

Courtney Upshaw will be featured in nickel package with loss of Shede.  Jack Crawford and Dontari Poe will step in on other defense packages.

Ty Sambrailo will play both LT and RT. And practiced over the weekend.

– Starting RG is Wes Schweitzer due to more consistency.

090417:  Ra’Shede Hageman released.

10 of the 11 Practice Squad Announced

RB Jhurell Pressley

WR Deante Burton
WR Marvin Hall
TE Josh Perkins
TE Alex Gray
T Daniel Brunskill
DE J’Terius Jones
DT Joe Vellano
DT Taniela Tupou
S Marcelis Branch

090217:  And Then There Were 53

So, apparently there was some big secret going on at The Branch today as 4pm came and went and it was after 5pm ET before we got the Final Falcons Roster.  I didn’t see any huge surprises, especially on the release list.  Several lists with, waived for this and that, injured, suspended, etc.  Jalen Collins is still on the team, al biet suspended for 10 games, but that gives us a buffer for later in the season.  Another surprise, maybe only to me, was Ra’Shede Hageman.  He is on the commissioner’s exempt list.  Which is, I just learned, a holding pattern.  Shede’s domestic abuse charge from August of 2016 was wrapped in the courts, but continues to be reviewed in the league.  So, Shede is on the team, but can’t play right now….don’t get me started on this.

Congrats to everyone that made the team.  I will mark up my roster from earlier in the week, as I think it is going to be pretty close – short of the traded additions I didn’t anticipate.  Of note, RB Brian Hill made the roster, WRs Andre Roberts and Nick Williams, BEN GARLAND is the starting RG!!!  LBs include LaRoy Reynolds and undrafted rookie Jermaine Grace that earned his spot in Thursday’s game for sure.  Another guy that solidified his spot Thursday was Blidi Wreh-Wilson at CB.  

Andre Roberts is the official returner for now, and I am sure he will get some help from Justin Hardy and Nick Williams along the way.

Practice squad will be announced later, so see who earns a spot there.

Below is the current roster.  Again, congrats to everyone…new and old….welcome to The Brotherhood.


53 Man Roster
Mack, Alex
Alford, Robert
Goodwin, C.J.
Kazee, Damontae
Olatoye, Deji
Poole, Brian
Trufant, Desmond
Wreh-Wilson, Blidi
Clayborn, Adrian
Crawford, Jack
McKinley, Takkarist
Reed, Brooks
Shelby, Derrick
Jarrett, Grady
Upshaw, Courtney
Coleman, Derrick
Garland, Ben
Levitre, Andy
Schweitzer, Wes
Bryant, Matt
Grace, Jermaine
Jones, Deion
Reynolds, LaRoy
Harris, Josh
Poe, Dontari
Harlow, Sean
Pasztor, Austin
Beasley, Vic
Campbell, De’Vondre
Riley, Duke
Sambrailo, Ty
Bosher, Matt
Ryan, Matt
Schaub, Matt
Coleman, Tevin
Freeman, Devonta
Hill, Brian
Ward, Terron
Allen, Ricardo
Ishmael, Kemal
Neal, Keanu
Neasman, Sharrod
Matthews, Jake
Schraeder, Ryan
Hooper, Austin
Saubert, Eric
Toilolo, Levine
Gabriel, Taylor
Hardy, Justin
Jones, Julio
Roberts, Andre
Sanu, Mohamed
Williams, Nick
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And….So It Begins….

The proverbial ax has begun to fall, taking the Atlanta Falcons from a full roster, down to the required 53 by 4pm Saturday.  So far, the add of Sambrailo and release of DJ have already messed up my roster.  I will have a marked up version once the official roster is complete, see how close I was in the end.

I will update here as news drops….newest transactions will be at the top.


QB Alek Torgersen
WR Anthony Dable
WR Josh Magee
RB Kelvin Taylor
FB Tyler Renew
C Travis Averill
C Larson Graham
T Andreas Knappe
T D.J. Tialavea
DE A.J. Jefferson
CB Jarnor Jones,
CB Akeem King
LB Jack Lynn
K Mike Meyer
Falcons agreed to trade 2018 5th round draft pick to Broncos for Tackle Ty Sambrailo