The atlanta falcons jerseys cheap announced their eight man practice squad on Sunday that includes a few intriguing wide receiver prospects and some developmental blockers and defensive linemen that will help the team prepare every week of the season.
The most notable name on the roster is wide receiver James Rogers, who is the brother of Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers.
Here are the players that were added to the cheap falcons jerseys practice squad:
FB Patrick DiMarco, QB Seth Doege, WR Darius Johnson, CB Jordan Mabin, OG Phillipkeith Manley, DT Adam Replogle, WR James Rodgers, TE Mickey Shuler
The two played together at Oregon State and it is always great to see family get to enjoy their NFL dreams together.
Rodgers is a player that could eventually develop in to a big time playmaker for the team, but he will have a rough time being promoted to the active roster because of the very talented and deep group of receivers that they currently have on the team.
DiMarco, 6-1, 234 pounds, was originally signed by the San Diego Chargers as a college free agent out of South Carolina following the 2011 NFL Draft. He played in five games with four starts as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012.
Doege, 6-1, 197 pounds, was signed by the falcons jerseys cheap as a college free agent on April 29, 2013 out of Texas Tech. He was named the MVP of the Meineke Car Care Bowl after leading the Red Raiders to a win completing 31 of 45 passes for 271 yards with one touchdown.
Johnson, 5-10, 175 pounds, was signed by the cheap atlanta falcons jerseys as a college free agent out of Southern Methodist on April 29, 2013. He was named the MVP in back-to-back bowl games for the Mustangs, including the 2011 BVAA Compass Bowl.
Mabin, 5-11, 180 pounds, was originally signed as a college free agent by the Baltimore Ravens out of Northwestern following the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent time as a practice squad player for the Ravens, prior to signing with the Cleveland Browns for the final week of the 2012 season.
Manley, 6-5, 309 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent out of Toledo on April 30, 2012. He served as a member of the Falcons practice squad before finishing the season on the club's active roster.
Replogle, 6-3, 294 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent out of Indiana on April 29, 2013. He posted 184 tackles (95 solo), 28.5 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery during his four seasons with the Hoosiers.
Rodgers, 5-7, 188 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent out of Oregon State on April 30, 2012. He served as a member of the Falcons practice squad in 2012.
Shuler, 6-4, 247 pounds, was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round (214 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played in six games with two starts as a member of the Miami Dolphins in 2010, catching two passes for 44 yards. Shuler spent the 2011 season with the Vikings seeing time on the practice squad and active roster before spending most of the 2012 season on the Oakland Raiders practice squad.
The Falcons come into the season with high hopes and equally high expectations. It'll be on the shoulders of the starters and the coaching staff to meet them.
Given that, it's critical the Falcons put together their strongest possible starting lineup. With my computer-like brain (it runs MS-DOS) and long experience with the Falcons, I've decided to put together what I believe will be the starting lineup for the Falcons in Week 1.
I didn't list Matt Bryant, Matt Bosher and Josh Harris. That's just assumed. I'm also on the road, so if the Falcons have signed someone who makes this moot in any way before I can edit it, just make fun of me as usual.
The Falcons are awfully young and inexperienced behind quarterback Matt Ryan. Dominique Davis, last season's No. 3 quarterback, is the only other quarterback on the roster. He's yet to take a snap in a regular season game and was solid, but not spectacular, during the exhibition season.
The pool of veteran quarterbacks is particularly weak because several teams are QB hoarders. Most teams (14) are carrying two quarterbacks. But the Raiders, Redskins and Jets are carrying four quarterbacks.
Here's a list of the top five available veteran quarterbacks that were released in the cut down to 53 around the league.