Falcons release veteran defensive end Brooks Reed

The venerable housecleaning in Atlanta persisted on Thursday.

Two days after slicing Robert Alford and one sleep after letting Matt Bryant streak, the Falcons released defensive cease Brooks Reed.
“Brooks has been a correct participant and if truth be told correct teammate over the closing four seasons,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff acknowledged in an announcement. “We gain now an unlimited appreciation for his pressure and work ethic as he used to be a key share in our defensive line rotation. I gain an unlimited deal of admire for him and wish him the sing as he strikes forward in his career.”
Reed had been with the organization since 2015 and had 365 days left on his contract with the group. The 31-year-old used to be owed $4.5 million in 2019, money Atlanta will now retain for itself.
Reed performed in all 16 games in 2018, recording one sack, one compelled fumble and 24 tackles.
By releasing Alford, Bryant and Reed over the closing three days, Atlanta has saved around $15.2 million, per OverTheCap.com.

Grateful to were a phase of the Atlanta Falcons for the closing 4 years- it has been a dazzling drag & I’m grateful to the city of ATL, the Falcons organization, my teammates, and all who gain supported me along the model. I’m no longer done yet, & can’t wait to place a query to what’s next! pic.twitter.com/fCgTbI6Oea—
Brooks Reed (@Brooksreed50)
February 7, 2019

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