The Falcons released offensive lineman Mark Ortmann and cornerback Gabe Derricks on Saturday to move their roster count down to 77. The team must cut down to 75 by 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Ortmann, 6-foot-6, 284 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a free agent last Monday. Ortmann was originally signed as a rookie free agent by theon April 24, 2010. He was later waived on June 17, 2010.
Derricks, 6-3, 202 pounds, was originally signed by the Falcons as a rookie free agent on April 26, 2010. He was waived on July 31, 2010 and later re-signed by the team on August 15, 2010.