UPDATE, Saturday 1:18 p.m.
Linebacker Bear Woods, offensive lineman Jose Valdez and safety Rafael Bush were released Saturday by the Falcons, according to their agents.
Woods, who played at Troy, was vying for the backup middle linebacker spot. He led the team with five tackles and a sack in the preseason finale against Jacksonville.
Valdez started at left tackle for the Falcons against Jacksonville. He was originally signed by the Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Arkansas on April 27, 2009.
He was released last season before he was signed to the Falcons practice squad on September 6, 2009. He was on the practice squad for the entire season.
If Woods, Valdez and Bush clear waivers, they could end up on the team’s practice squad.
– Safety Eric Brock and fullback Dan Klecko was released by the Falcons on Friday, according to their agents.
Brock was on the practice squad last season. He went on the active roster on Dec. 22, 2009 after safety Antoine Harris was placed on injured reserve.
Brock was waived on Feb. 9 and was re-signed August 17.
ESPN’S Adam Schefter tweeted earlier in the day that Klecko was released before his agent confirmed the move.
The Falcons would not confirm any moves and said the roster moves would be released on Saturday.
Here’s Schefter’s tweet: “Saints released DE Bobby McCray. Falcons cut fullback Dan Klecko.Jaguars will release running back Kolby Smith
Klecko, son of former New York Jets’ great Joe Klecko, was signed to a reserve/future contract by the Falcons in January.
Klecko was selected by New England in the fourth round of the 2003 draft. He’s played with New England, Indianapolis and Philadelphia.
Check back here later for updates as the agents start to check in with the moves.
Here’s a look at the roster (the numbers are how many players were at the position at the end of the 2009 season):
Locks: Matt Ryan, Chris Redman and John Parker Wilson.
Running backs (5)
Locks: Jerious Norwood, Michael Turner, Ovie Mughelli, Jason Snelling and Dimitri Nance.
Long shots: Antone Smith.
Wide receivers (5)
Locks: Michael Jenkins, Roddy White, Harry Douglas, Brian Finneran and Eric Weems.
On the bubble: Troy Bergeron.
Long shots: Andy Strickland, Tim Buckley, Brandyn Harvey and Ryan Wolfe.
Injured reserve: Kerry Meier.
Tight ends (3)
Locks: Justin Peelle, Ketih Zinger and Tony Gonzalez.
Long shots: Michael Palmer and Robbie Agnone.
Offensive line (9)
Locks: Todd McClure, Justin Blalock, Harvey Dahl, Sam Baker, Tyson Clabo, Will Svitek, Garrett Reynolds, Joe Hawley, and Mike Johnson.
On the bubble: Brett Romberg.
Long shots: Rob Bruggeman and Blake Schlueter.
Defensive line (9)
Locks: Trey Lewis, John Abraham, Kroy Biermann, Lawrence Sidbury, Corey Peters, Chauncey Davis, Peria Jerry, Jonathan Babineaux, Jamaal Anderson.
On the bubble: Vance Walker.
Long shots: Emmanuel Stephens and Maurice Lucas.
Locks: Curtis Lofton, Mike Peterson, Stephen Nicholas, Sean Weatherspoon, Coy Wire and Spencer Adkins.
Long shots: Robert James and Weston Johnson.
Defensive backs (8)
Locks: Brent Grimes, Christopher Owens, Dunta Robinson, William Moore, Dominique Franks, Erik Coleman, Shann Schillinger and Thomas DeCoud.
On the bubble: Brian Williams and Chevis Jackson.
Long shots: Dominique Daniels.
Locks: Matt Bryant, Michael Koenen and Joe Zelenka.