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Atlanta Falcons cut former Florida State wide receiver

The NFL preseason has ended halfway over also it won’t be a long time before teams are reducing to the 53-man limit towards the end of training camp. At this time, the rosters certainly are a bit more bloated.

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On Tuesday, teams round the league were forced to create roster moves to access 80 players. Former Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate was on the list of players to be released by the Atlanta Falcons.

Atlanta signed Tate to a one-year deal in March after his rookie cope with the Cincinnati Bengals expired. Tate was an early on favorite to help make the roster following suspension of Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage’s decision to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

However, the SC native didn’t separate himself from offseason signing Bryan Edwards, wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus, and rookie Drake London. Tate didn’t come in a preseason game with the franchise.

Tate was limited by just seven appearances in 2021 because of a personal injury. He caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown.Tate was cleared to apply in the postseason but didn’t record any statistics through the Bengals’ set you back the super bowl.

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Altogether, he’s caught 61 passes for 799 yards and two touchdowns during his four years in Cincinnati. While his production was not mind-blowing, it has been a lot more than impressive for a new player that has been drafted in the Seventh Round. At Florida State, Tate caught 65 passes for 957 yards and 16 touchdowns, including ten scores in 2015.

There are several teams round the league that require a lift at wide receiver. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Tate get another try the longer term.

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