Almost immediately after signing 15 players to their practice squad, the Atlanta Falcons began tinkering with their initial 53-man roster. The team claimed offensive lineman Colby Gossett off waivers from the Cleveland Browns, while placing starting left guard Josh Andrews on the injured reserve list with a broken hand.
Atlanta would then go on to release veteran long-snapper Josh Harris after his nine-year run with the team. The 32-year-old played in 139 games for the Falcons going back to 2012.
The Falcons cut long-snapper Josh Harris, per the transaction wire.
This leaves Atlanta, for now, without an established long-snapper.
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) September 1, 2021
It was also reported that the Falcons intend to add cornerback Kendall Sheffield to the injured reserve list with an undisclosed injury. Sheffield was a surprising inclusion on the team’s 53-man roster, but since the Falcons were able to sign Chris Williamson to the practice squad, it makes a lot more sense in hindsight.