Atlanta Falcons: WR Cody Pearcy waived

The Falcons waived wide receiver Cody Pearcy on Thursday.

Pearcy, 5-11, 160 pounds, was originally signed as an undrafted college free agent on April 30.

He played at Huntingdon in Montgomery. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper had him as the 38th rated wide receiver eligible for the draft.

Pearcy participated in the team’s rookie camp, organized team activities and minicamp, which concluded last Thursday.

Pearcy is Huntingdon’s all-time leader with 147 receptions, 2,632 receiving yards, 25 touchdowns and 17.9 yards per reception average.

In 2011, he caught 46 passes for 766 yards and eight touchdowns.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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31 comments Add your comment

Mikefalcon63

June 28th, 2012
4:39 pm

First!!!! Finally!!!!!

Swingman912

June 28th, 2012
4:39 pm

Cmon mane….you gotta find a place for a guy who ran the 40 in 4.2!?!?

Mikefalcon63

June 28th, 2012
4:40 pm

Kid has awesome speed but no size. And it is very possible the play book is just too big for him. Hope he catches on in arena league and gets another shot next year.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 28th, 2012
4:43 pm

He was super fast!!! Look fine catching punts and stuff.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 28th, 2012
4:59 pm

Mikefalcon63 — Congratulations!!!

Falconbikerdude

June 28th, 2012
4:59 pm

Aren’t we looking for a Tim Dwight like guy to take it up the middle in lightning speed? Why do you release a guy that would be the fastest on the football field? Is it because he could only field kickoffs and punts? I already miss Weems!

Columbus

June 28th, 2012
5:04 pm

Maybe they cut him because…..they got better receivers. Better special teams players.

yo mama

June 28th, 2012
5:14 pm

i figured he might compete for a special teams spot. weems worked hard to get in there, and actually was productive. I have no clue why his agent felt chicago was a fit, but i see replacing him as the biggest off season loss in a position. considering he didnt have a backup…big game at tampa in 2010, the green bay game a playoff game the man stood out. good luck to him, but we have to get someone to be a game changer out there.

Jeff B

June 28th, 2012
5:28 pm

I told you guys not to fall in love with a CFA before training camp! Guys look great playing in shorts, but most of em won’t make the final cuts anyway.

TMike

June 28th, 2012
5:47 pm

I don’t understand why they cut Pearcy so early. With speed like he possesses, I think they should have kept him awhile longer at least. Speed wins games !

jerseyfalcon

June 28th, 2012
6:21 pm

Having speed is great but if a stiff wind blows him over, or the play book overwhelmed to the point where he’ll make extremely simple mental mistakes than that speed is wasted. If speed was everything then the NFL would be surrounded by track stars…not football players.

MrShields

June 28th, 2012
6:23 pm

Speed doesn’t make a good Football player…. Ask Oakland how much speed matter when it come to talent…

MrShields

June 28th, 2012
6:24 pm

Well said JerseyFalcon…..
@DLed Whats going on…. Been a long time no speak

jerseyfalcon

June 28th, 2012
6:30 pm

lol..i don’t chim in until mini camp..i am not a georgia native, so i don’t whine when the falcons don’t draft every single local player and say they’re “beasts”

Chub Rock

June 28th, 2012
6:36 pm

The fact that they cut Pearcy before he even got to training camp tells you regardless of how fast he runs, he’s just not what they are looking for in a football player. There were a bunch of fast guys not drafted this year. At least he was cut early enough that he can maybe catch on somewhere else.

Greg

June 28th, 2012
7:29 pm

They’re doing Pearcy a favor. Now he has a jump start on getting picked up by someone else. Smitty has said a few times in the past that this is something he cares about, i.e. giving players who are not going to make it with the Falcons the best chance to get hooked up somewhere else. It’s one of the best things about Smitty.

Chub Rock

June 28th, 2012
7:39 pm

Anytime you get cut before you get a chance at training camp with a team it can not be considered a favor. Other teams will also have to take into consideration the Falcons did not even want the guy at training camp so what’s wrong with this guy. I hope he gets work don’t get me wrong but getting cut this earlier is not a case where the team is looking out for his best interest. Getting cut this early says we won’t even consider the player for practice squad spots. Coaches always give you the upbeat speech in departing but at the end of the day the Falcons place little to no value on Cody Pearcy as shown by such an early release.

Pete

June 28th, 2012
10:40 pm

Gee, how can the Falcons win now, without the 5′4″ – 150 lb. WR ??????

trailboss

June 28th, 2012
11:00 pm

After reading most of these comments no have said a word about it maybe a medical condition and they want someone else to tell him at the same time its a second opinion.Remember Jamal got his heart broken when New England told him to take the Falcons doctors advice if he want to keep walking.

mae rose

June 28th, 2012
11:19 pm

Maybe James Rodgers had some to do with it

The Mask

June 28th, 2012
11:50 pm

@Swingman912

If he TRULY ran a 4.2 then 1) He would have atleast been picked up in the 7th round even if he was some DIII nobody because that would have been the fastest 40 time for anyone in the draft (UCF’s Josh Robinson had the fastest official 40 time of 4.33) and 2) He’d have been competing with Florida’s Jeff Demps at the Olympic qualifier in Oregon instead of rookie mini camps.

JesusHChristo

June 29th, 2012
12:27 am

Thank you mae rose for finally saying it!- I dunno why people don’t see this. James Rodgers is a little Stick O’ Dynamite like his younger brother…

jay

June 29th, 2012
8:03 am

Who the heck is Cody Pearce?!?!

yeahsure

June 29th, 2012
10:44 am

You guys obsess over the UDFAs every year. They go undrafted for a reason! There are 32 teams that passed on him around 7 times.

You guys remember last year when we were rumored to get Noel Devine?! And then he signed with the Philthy Eagles. And then everyone panicked saying we lost the next Sproles. LOL!!!! That scrub is playing somewhere in Canada now.

Chub Rock

June 29th, 2012
12:23 pm

yeahsure- You said it! Lol That’s just like the guy Bear Creek or whatever his name is. Some people thought the guy could come in and actually take over for Curtis Lofton lol. These guys don’t get drafted for a reason. Everybody will not be some hidden gem. I root for the under dog from time to time but NOT on my Atlanta Falcons football team. I want as many D1 beast as we can get.

Die Hard Falcon

June 29th, 2012
12:49 pm

I am pulling for James Rodgers to make this squad, I really think that he can handle return duties and maybe compete for a 5th wideout spot, perhaps a 4th. Plus I think he could be like his brother and do some running, I think he is a gadget-type guy that has a lot of value, obviously training camp and preseason games will determine if the Falcons feel the same way.

Go Falcons!

Vote justice Roberts out of the supreme court in Noveber

June 29th, 2012
12:54 pm

They should had of cut Perrier Jerry.

Chris Eagle

June 30th, 2012
8:00 am

When looked at Pearcy’s YouTube highlights, he really did not impress me. His team ran some Spread offense, and he would run a fly route, and be WIDE open… Like busted coverage WIDE open. And despite his speed, he rarely showed it in close quarters. Not explosive at all. He seemed to be walked down a lot too. He didn’t have any great moves either. I think he is a workout wonder, and that is it.

Chris Eagle

June 30th, 2012
8:44 am

He somewhat reminds me of that Wolfe kid we had last year. The one from Nevada. He was also highly productive, but when you saw his highlights, you basically saw him running the exact same route each time. Like Wolfe, Pearcy did not seem to have been involved in running a dynamic route tree or anything. He’s a one trick pony. Superfast when he gets in space, but not so much when in close quarters.

Richy Besson

July 1st, 2012
12:45 am

Chris Eagle…Not explosive?? Ex NFL WR/Coach Reggie Barlow raved over Pearcy’s explosivesness! Sorry… Don’t know what you watched…good back to playing golf…Wolfe?? Why did he remind you of him?? Let me guess…

Chris Eagle

July 1st, 2012
2:41 pm

Richly Besson… Go watch a You Tube video of his actual game performances. He does not impress me. And obviously the Falcons agree. He reminds of Wolfe in that they both were in offenses that seemed to allow them to get open due to the scheme. They didn’t run any sophisticated routes. They both had speed, and used it to their advantage. I wanted to like Pearcy, but in the end, he’s another CFA legend that we fixate over, but fizzles fast. I just didn’t see any flash. If a guy runs a 4.2, then other D3 db’s shouldn’t be able to touch him. It didn’t pan out that way.