FLOWERY BRANCH – Matt Bosher, the Falcons sixth-round draft pick, has won the punting, kickoff and holder jobs.
The Falcons waived his main competitor, Ken Parrish, on Wednesday.
They also waived fullback Thor Merrow long snapper Andrew Schulze and tight end A.J. Simmons.
Merrow, 6-0, 252 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free-agent from North Alabama on July 26.
Merrow is the son of former Falcons defensive end Jeff Merrow who played with the team from 1975 to 1983 after being selected in the 11th round out of West Virginia.
Parrish, 6-2, 210 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a free agent on March 3. He was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as a college free agent from East Stroudsburg in 2007.
Schulze, 6-6, 255 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent from Iowa on July 26.
Simmons, 6-3, 255 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent from Arizona on Aug. 3.
The Falcons roster now stands at 85. They must reduce their roster to 80 players by August 30 as part of the NFL’s mandatory roster cut down. Atlanta will have to trim its roster to 53 players by September 3 and may establish an eight-player practice squad on September 5.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog