Posted: 12:50 pm Friday, July 25th, 2014

Falcons waive WR Darius Johnson 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson (13) heads to the end zone against New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. The play was ruled not a touchdown after review. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson (13) heads to the end zone against New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. The play was ruled not a touchdown after review. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

FLOWERY BRANCH — After the first walk-through session, the Falcons released wide receiver Darius Johnson on Friday.

Johnson, 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent on April 29, 2013.

Johnson was the star of training camp last season as an undrafted rookie free agent.

He played in 10 games and made two starts. He had 22 receptions for 210 yards with one touchdown last season.

Here’s our updated depth chart for the wide receivers.

WR 11 Julio Jones, 14 Courtney Roby, 18 Freddie Martino, 89 Bernard Reedy,

WR 84 Roddy White, 83 Harry Douglas, 17 Devin Hester, 15 Geraldo Boldewijn, 16 Julian Jones, 87 Tramaine Thompson

TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

Date                                                      Practice Times (public availability)

Tuesday, July 22                                Rookies report

Thursday, July 24                          Veterans report

Friday, July 25                                    Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

Saturday, July 26                              Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

Sunday, July 27                                 Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Monday, July 28                               Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Tuesday, July 29                               Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Wednesday, July 30                        Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

Thursday, July 31                              Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Friday, August 1                              “Friday Night Lights” at Archer High School (Lawrenceville)

                                                            6:45 – 9:10 p.m. (open to the public)

Saturday, August 2                          Practice 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (open to the public)

Sunday, August 3                             Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Monday, August 4                           Combined Practice w/Tennessee  3-5:30 p.m.                                                (open to the public)

Tuesday, August 5                           Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

Wednesday, August 6                    Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Thursday, August 7                         Pregame Walkthrough (No Media Availability)

Friday, August 8                                Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins

                                                                Georgia Dome

                                                                7:00 p.m. ET – CW69

 Saturday, August 9                          Practice 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. (open to the public)

 Sunday, August 10                           Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

 Monday, August 11                         Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

 Tuesday, August 12                         Practice 10:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. (open to the public)

 Wednesday, August 13                 Combined Practice w/ Houston Texans (Houston, TX)

Thursday, August 14                       Combined Practice w/ Houston Texans (Houston, TX)

Friday, August 15                             Pregame Walkthrough (No Media Availability)

Saturday, August 16                        Falcons at Houston Texans

                                                                NRG Stadium

                                                                8:00 p.m. ET – CW69

 Sunday, August 17                           Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

Monday, August 18                         Practice 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (closed to the public)

                                                                Break Camp

MANDATORY MINICAMP REVIEW

Q&A with Falcons QB T.J. Yates

Falcons to practice with Titans, Texans in training camp

Falcons coach Mike Smith will try to rebound from first losing season on Hard Knocks 

Sam Baker is back to help line re-establish its identity

Falcons WR Roddy White: ‘Hard for me to deal with’ death of a brother

How much the Falcons rookies will be paid

Rookies getting advice on NFL life

Open competition in training camp will be good for Undrafted Rookies

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30 comments
Flacons_go_2-14
Flacons_go_2-14

Tahn he get arested! LOLOLOLO~!!!!!! Now we no why he cut!!!

DarlaLewis
DarlaLewis

The Falcons released Darius Johnson, I thought he had some games under his belt going into this season. But maybe they got their eye on the speedy- Seedy who at the same size can stretch the defense. Did Darius come to camp out of shape? We need answers D-Led.......

zuzu331
zuzu331

Coming to a QT bathroom near you,JSSToday. Conveniently printed on robust two-ply,his expansive knowledge is now appropriately packaged,catalogued,collated and placed where his public can really appreciate it...

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

Kind of strange cutting a WR the first day of camp - Ryan and the other QBs need practice targets.

FalconJames
FalconJames

I wonder when JSSN will launch his Wiki-JSSN site. Or will he call it JSSN-Pedia?

tmc
tmc

any insight in why this happened? cause this is not normal.

I hope this doesn't come back to haunt us if he goes on to another team and has success.

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

Roby was always the Saints 6th WR on the depth chart, a special teams gunner mostly.  But .he's third for the falcan'ts, behind Julio on that side. Let that sink in.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Wow. Clipped after the 1st walk-thru.

Now the roby acquisition becomes clear.

Kane337
Kane337

Man, that's rough. Show up to camp, get cut, and then have get shown on HBO's Hard Knocks. 

Mr_Ected
Mr_Ected

@DarlaLewis DJ quit the team.  He wants to coach in some capacity at SMU.  He's obviously having an early midlife crisis.   Bet the front office  is pretty angry about how this went down.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

So much class, nothing like watching someone commit bloggacide! Thanks for letting everyone know where you acquired your knowledge base!

JSSN
JSSN

@FalconJames

Hey Heckle, is Jeckle attached to your breast plate like that B-Movie experiment gone wrong from the 1970s? Neither one capable of anything without the other? You see ghosts!

Chris_Eagle
Chris_Eagle

@SeenThatB4 I know u are trolling, but are you saying the Saints have 6 WR's on each side? So 12 on their roster? Otherwise, if Roby was the 6th WR, then that would be the 3rd WR on one side also. Perhaps the 3rd behind Colston. Anyway...

AnsweredTHIS
AnsweredTHIS

@SeenThatB4


Borrowed from ESPN...


"The most awkward moment for Graham was probably sitting in an arbitration hearing for two days, listening to testimony from his own coach and general manager, among others, trying to shoot down Graham's case for being declared a wide receiver.


But it was also hard for Graham to see comments like the ones quarterback Drew Brees made this summer to USA Today, when he said the Saints would be prepared to move on with or without Graham."



The Aints got to go marching in and fix this...maybe you all should have had the Hard Knock cameras?

AnsweredTHIS
AnsweredTHIS

@SeenThatB4


Means that ( and I give respect when due) Drew Sleaze can turn me into a superstar if I was playing receiver on that team! Not much to see as far as receivers on that squad...I do believe that is why you all used your first round pick on a receiver.  We talking wide receivers here ( you can drop Colston in there as decent), so please don't drop your tight end into the discussion.  He still mad you all disrespected him with that fight he had to do to get his money! Cant wait to see that play out! 

JSSN
JSSN

@BigCrimson75

Really, Roby hasn't touched a football field in two years and hasn't really part of anyone's passing game in nearly five regular seasons (4 catches since 2008) beyond preseason. He's a special team's specialist. This is such a Falcons move. Let him do what he does, but he's not taking the top off of a defense.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @BigCrimson75 But wait!! You have yet to dissect Robys performance in his formative Pop Warner Days,where you saw him SHRED opposing defenses!!! And then you all went to the Chuck E Cheese on the South of France,where you critiqued the salad bar's lack of appropriate Romaine selections,and the thousand island was too 'chunky' for your refined tastes...

JSSN
JSSN

@FalconJames

It deserves no more, why waste quality stuff on your mess? You're spinning your wheels, offseason is over. I'm not wasting my time on your stuff much longer.

JSSN
JSSN

@FalconJames

You'll be irrelevant again when your team fails to backup your hope. Hope you enjoyed the offseason, the clock is now ticking on the hoping and praying train! Guess who won't be sweating bullets?

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

To call you the call you the epitome of an idiot would be an insult to idiocy.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @FalconJames Promises,promises. You and Tess Fish House should team up. It could be like 'Psych',you guys could call it 'Puke'.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 And to call you an Ignorant Dou*che would be an insult to dirty vaginas the world over,FruitLoop!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331 

Sorry, I know how how you need ghosts in your fantasy world to make that sad existence less unpalatable; but Joe Tess Fish House schtick is his own and I don't need to gravy train looking for social acceptance. That is your domain, Enjoy! Maybe Heckle will feed you a new line while you lotion up!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

(There is a) Perfect example right there

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

"Ignorant?" Well, well, well, the Idiot tries a new one! To post the things you drop in comments (completely devoid of facts and ripe with errors or omissions of data to back them up), but then to be willing to call someone: "Ignorant!" Thanks for the bedtime story, go and take your nappy nap!

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 First Off,Omissions of Data? Ok...gimme a minute to get over the frikkin' WIERDNESS of that statement! Its tough arguing with a Know it All Nerd Robot Troll,but... My Goodness,Sheldon! How the Slang and Vernacular has completely dropped from your sickeningly verbose prose...Why,you sound positively Non Urban,How un PC of you! Whats your Public to think? Tsk,tsk...

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

I'll ask the ask reading public after they figure out what "WIERDNESS" might happen to be. Care to clue us all in fantasy SOA boy?