Falcons Release Turner, Robinson, Abraham
The team later confirmed the news on Twitter.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution points out the team saved $15.9 million in salary-cap space.
Turner's release was expected. He was set to cost $6.9 million against the cap, a huge figure for a middling veteran running back. We listed Robinson as a potential cap cut last week because his $8 million salary didn't match up to his play. Robinson is a solid tackler and decent cover cornerback, but he hasn't lived up to his huge contract in Atlanta. His release gives the team more room to try to re-sign cornerback Brent Grimes and safety William Moore.
Abraham's release is the biggest surprise. The Falcons need pass-rushing help badly, and Abraham can still be effective. But he's more of a part-time player at this stage that is paid like a quality starter. There has been speculation that the team could go after Osi Umenyiora in free agency.
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