Falcons: Kurt Benkert waived, Matt Ryan remains the only rostered quarterback

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The cuts continue, as Ricardo Allen and Allen Bailey were also granted their release today.

Kurt was a friend of the podcast, and it really stings to see him waived. He’s a fantastic guy, and you should check him out at twitch.tv/KurtBenkert if you like video games. There is another implication to this cut, however.

With no remaining quarterbacks on the roster outside of Matt Ryan following Matt Schaub’s retirement, Atlanta will have to sign or draft a quarterback unless Benkert is retained on the practice squad again. Holding the fourth overall pick, Atlanta may now be even more tempted to draft Ryan’s heir. We’ve talked about free agent options, and I went into depth on Cam Newton today. If not Newton, Atlanta may pivot to an option like CJ Beathard, Mitchell Trubisky, or Tyrod Taylor in free agency.

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