In a serious move to free up salary cap space, the Atlanta Falcons have released three veteran players from their roster this morning. DE John Abraham, CB Dunta Robinson and RB Michael Turner have all been released according to news first reported by ESPNâ€™s Adam Schefter. The move regarding Turner was more of a matter of when and not if.
Robinson has played for the Falcons for three seasons and has recorded just four interceptions in that time. He did finish the 2012 season with the third most tackles on the roster. Abraham will be 35 at the start of the 2013 season but was still produced as a pass rusher last season, recording double digit sacks for the seventh time in his 13-year career.
There is a chance that Atlanta could bring back Abraham at a reduced rate next season, but he should generate some interest as a situational pass rusher in free agency. Look for the Falcons to target pass rush help in both free agency and the upcoming NFL Draft.
The move now clears $23 million in ...