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Jalen Mayfield-Falcons Release The Former Left Guard Among 4 Cuts

Atlanta cut Mayfield, Mykal Walker, Bless Austin, Ellis, and Scott, leaving the team with a lack of depth at guard and tackle positions. (Photo: Atlanta-Journal-Constitution)

Jalen Mayfield-Falcons, an offensive lineman selected in the third round of the 2021 draft, was released on Saturday after failing to land a job as a swing tackle during the preseason.

Jalen Mayfield-Falcons released after Matt Hennessy’s knee injury, leaving rookie Matthew Bergeron as expected to start at left guard. (Photo: Sports Illustrated)

According to AP News, as a rookie in 2021, Jalen Mayfield-Falcons started 16 games at left guard but was out of action in 2017 due to a back injury. He concentrated on tackle during this year’s training camp, made his preseason debut at right tackle against Miami, and was competing for a roster spot behind starters Jake Matthews and Kaleb McGary.

After Matt Hennessy, who was vying for the left guard starting position, was lost for the season, Jalen Mayfield-Falcons was let go.

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On August 16, Hennessey was put on injured reserve after sustaining what appeared to be a knee injury. At left guard, rookie Matthew Bergeron, a second-round selection from Syracuse, is anticipated to start.

Based on the articled published by Yahoo News, Jalen Mayfield-Falcons was unable to secure a roster spot despite his capacity to offer depth at both guard and tackle.

Jalen Mayfield-Falcons’ first former starter to be let go. On August 13, Mykal Walker—a 2022 starting linebacker—was abruptly fired.

On Saturday, the Falcons also released defensive linemen Justin Ellis and Delontae Scott as well as cornerback Bless Austin.

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