Found August 31, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Cornerback Dominique Franks and long snapper Joe Zelenka were among the Falcons' cuts down to Friday's 53-player limit. Zelenka has been a long-time snapper, while Franks was a fifth-round pick in 2010. The team also released fullback Mike Cox. Safety Shann Schillinger was placed on injured reserve, wide receiver Kerry Meier was waived/injured and could also land on injured reserve, and the team reached injured settlements with tight end Lamark Brown and guard Andrew Jackson. The Falcons also waived the following players: linebacker Spencer Adkins, linebacker Rico Council, wide receiver Drew Davis, cornerback Dominique Franks, tackle Bryce Harris, linebacker Jerrell Harris, center Tyler Horn, wide receiver Marcus Jackson, cornerback Marty Markett, running back Dimitri Nance, defensive tackle Conrad Obi, defensive tackle Micanor Regis, wide receiver James Rodgers, linebacker Pat Schiller, cornerback Peyton Thompson, and safety Suaesi Tuimaunei.
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