The Titans have promoted Justin Staples to their live roster and added fellow linebacker Yawin Smallwood to their practice squad. Staples, who was previously with Cleveland, has yet to play a down in the NFL. Smallwood was cut before the regular season by Atlanta.
The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
The Falcons have parted ways with 12 players Friday. The club cut DE Nosa Eguae, FB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino, S Kimario McFadden, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DT Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, LB Pat Angerer, OL Pat McQuistan and RB Josh Vaughan. Angerer is probably the most recognizable name in the bunch. He started 16 games for the Colts back in 2011. Rumph was featured on an early episode of Hard Knocks this season.
The Falcons announced that they have signed five of their draft picks: linebacker Prince Shembo, cornerback Ricardo Allen, linebacker Marquis Spruill, linebacker Yawin Smallwood and linebacker Tyler Starr. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.