Falcons: Where does the roster stand after the first round of waiver claims?

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The Falcons have added some interior offensive line depth through the waiver wire — signing a Cumming, Georgia and North Forsyth High School native Colby Gossett to the 53-man roster. In addition, running back Caleb Huntley, safety Dwayne Johnson Jr., and 13 others have been signed to the practice squad.

Also, none of the players the Falcons waived were claimed, so they are all eligible for the practice squad. So far, Gossett is the only name the Falcons have put a claim in on, and it makes even more sense following the recent news regarding Josh Andrews.

Believed to be the frontrunner for the starting left guard spot, Andrews broke his hand in practice yesterday and is heading to the IR.

As if the Falcons offensive line wasn’t thin enough; this news is simply devastating. Perhaps the Falcons go with rookie Jalen Mayfield to begin the season as the starter, but he didn’t look very impressive during the preseason, which could lead to the newly added Gossett starting Week 1 against the Eagles.

Gossett has made four career starts, but it’s exciting to get a guy who comes from a group as talented as Cleveland’s offensive line (imagine saying that four years ago). Of course, as an App State alum, he played under Dwayne Ledford for a few seasons. We saw Ledford get a lot of his guys as undrafted free agents, so I’m not shocked to see the trend continue. However, Atlanta could be in trouble if Gossett is starting right off the bat.



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