In one of the first surprise releases of the final round of cuts, the Falcons have waived undrafted free agent Caleb Huntley, who impressed with his size and shocking burst during the preseason. When Javian Hawkins was released, many assumed it would be Huntley’s spot to lose.
The Falcons are going to be releasing RB Caleb Huntley, per a source.
Good chance for him to return to practice squad after a strong showing in camp.
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) August 31, 2021
That no longer looks to be the case. D’Onta Foreman was a late addition, joining the team in early August, but he may have edged a roster spot out. Unless Terry Fontenot elects to keep three running backs, Foreman will make the final 53-man roster, but I wouldn’t just assume he made it. This is our first taste of how the regime will build a roster, and we shouldn’t jump to conclusions. But clearly, the coaching staff values Foreman more in pass protection or on special teams because Huntley is just as impressive as a runner.
Foreman has a connection to Arthur Smith after playing under the former offensive coordinator in Tennessee last season. He’s a bruising back and is only 25-years-old. In 17 career games with the Texans and Titans, he’s carried the ball 107 times for 421 yards and two touchdowns. Terry Fontenot brought in Foreman for competition and his running style, but now, he has a good shot of making the roster. The two men are staying true to their word about breeding competition at every possible turn, and Forman may have just earned a roster spot because of that opportunity.
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