Originally posted on Grits Blitz  |  Last updated 9/6/12

It was just about a week ago when the Falcons parted ways with second year corner back Dominique Franks. It was a bit of a head-scratcher because many thought he would be our punt returner and thought that he had a lot of upside at corner.

Franks is back with the Falcons

In a strange twist of fortunes the Falcons cut Tim Toone. Toone was a surprise to make the team and according to Atlantafalcons.com was cut due to an injury. That paved the way for the return of Franks to the Falcons. Franks had worked out for a few teams but had yet to sign with anyone before he was called back by the Falcons.

It's good to have Franks back in the fold as he's definitely a talented guy and I think he's our best option right now at punt returner. The issue this brings up with the loss of Toone is that the Falcons now have only four Wide Receivers on their roster (Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry Douglas and Kevin Cone). I'm not sure if the Falcons will make a move before the game but carrying just four wide receivers (and six cornerbacks) is interesting. I would expect a move at some point to even that out a bit.

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