Falcons cut Michael Jenkins, Jamaal Anderson
The Atlanta Falcons’ first-round draft picks from 2004 and 2007 are gone.
The Falcons released wide receiver Michael Jenkins and defensive end Jamaal Anderson, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Jenkins caught 276 passes for 3,512 yards and 20 touchdowns in seven seasons with the Falcons. He had a career-high 777 yards in 2008, but his production has declined since then, and the drafting of Julio Jones paved the way for Jenkins to be replaced.
Anderson started all 16 games as a rookie in 2007 but has never lived up to what the Falcons expected of him. Last year he lost his starting job, and he leaves the Falcons having recorded just 4.5 sacks in four seasons.