Friday, August 29, 2014

Report: Former UConn LB Smallwood cut by Falcons

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Atlanta Falcons will cut former UConn linebacket Yawin Smallwood.

#Falcons are releasing LB Pat Angerer, I’m told. Also cut LB Yawin Smallwood, their 7th rounder. A bit surprising on Angerer, who is healthy

Smallwood was UConn's leading tackler during the 2012 and 2013 seasons and after the 2013 regular-season finale against Memphis he announced that he was turning pro. Once thought to be a mid-round draft pick, Smallwood's stock dropped especially he eased up due to a tender hamstring en route to running a 5.0 time in the 40-yard dash. He fell to the seventh round and was taken by the Falcons with the 253rd overall pick. Smallwood had 118 tackles, four sacks and broke up 10 passes during the 2013 season. He finished with 332 career tackles in three seasons with the Huskies.

He had three tackles in the first preseason game but managed just one in the final three games. He is eligible to be brought back by the Falcons and added to the team's practice squad.



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