FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons can carry the entire roster through the four exhibition games this season because of a rule change, but some players have hurt their chances of making the final 53-man roster through two games.
Here’s are five players who’s arrow is pointing downward for the Falcons (We’re giving rookie tight end Eric Saubert a break since he’s trying to make the jump up from Drake. But by the fourth exhibition games he needs to show something.):
–Deante Burton, wide receiver. He missed tackle on the punt return for a down and has dropped two passes.
–Brian Hill, running back. Hasn’t shown much in two games.
–Jermaine Grace, linebacker. He missed the game against the Steelers with a hamstring injury. He’s in the “can’t make the club in the tub” group for now.
–Marvin Hall, wide receiver. He dropped a potential touchdown pass on a nice throw from backup quarterback Matt Simms. He was targeted eight times and caught just two passes.
–Deji Olatoye, cornerback. had a pass interference call and he lined up in the neutral zone in the third quarter to eliminate a team sack.
2017 EXHIBITION SEASON
STEELERS 17, FALCONS 13
DOLPHINS 23, FALCONS 20