SUWANEE, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons Monday waived six players, including former Duke University quarterback Ben Bennett who passed for a then-record 9,614 yards during his college career.
The list also included veteran safety Blaine Gaison and four rookies -- defensive back Stan Gay (Alabama), wide receiver Austin Shanks (San Diego State), guard Almon Young (Bethune-Cookman) and wide receiver Tommy Norman (Jackson State).
The Falcons, who must be down to 60 players by Aug. 20, now have 74 players in camp, including 53 veterans and 21 rookies. Defensive end Don Smith and guard R.C. Thielemann, two veteran free agents negotiating new contracts, have not yet reported to camp.