Atlanta Falcons: Wide receiver Michael Calvin waived

Rookie wide receiver Michael Calvin, California, catches a pass. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

Rookie wide receiver Michael Calvin, California, catches a pass. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH — Wide receiver Michael Calvin, an undrafted rookie free agent from California, was waived today by the Falcons.

The team reached an injury settlement with Calvin, who had a leg injury. The roster is now at 89 players, one below the league maximum for training camp.

He was the star of the team’s Friday Night Lights scrimmage at Peachtree Ridge High on August 3.

Calvin, 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, ran a 4.32 in the 40-yard dash at Cal’s 2012 Pro Day, which would have been the fastest time at the NFL scouting combine. He had a broad jump of 11 feet, 1 inch and a vertical of 40.5 inches, which would have tied for the best and tied for the fourth-best marks at the combine, respectively.

Calvin played in 37 games for the Golden Bears and made 10 starts. He had 42 catches for 528 yards and one touchdown over his career. He said injuries also slowed his collegiate career.

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31 comments Add your comment

Big Mike

August 18th, 2012
5:17 pm

Sad to see him go

DAWG POUND

August 18th, 2012
5:24 pm

Exactly why ALL those scouting combine drills and statistics don’t mean squat!!!

It’s what you do after someone on the opposing team has knocked the $#!+ out of you that determines whether your an NFL caliber player or not.

Hard to measure a man’s heart with numbers and rankings!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 18th, 2012
5:34 pm

DAWG POUND — This ain’t no track meet!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 18th, 2012
5:35 pm

IT’S FOOTBALL SON!

Very

August 18th, 2012
5:38 pm

How about waive James Rodgers for not laying out that catch in the 4th quarter against the Bengals.

Very

August 18th, 2012
5:39 pm

How about waive James Rodgers for not laying out for that catch in the 4th quarter against the Bengals.

rollo lawson

August 18th, 2012
5:44 pm

Cox is next!!

Falcon Jim

August 18th, 2012
5:53 pm

Too bad, he was tall, dark, and handsome…kind of early to be cutting people Mr. Ledbetter.

First time Season Tix Holder

August 18th, 2012
5:53 pm

There goes the season

concerned

August 18th, 2012
6:04 pm

Waive Babineaux. his knees rub together, and his arrest record speaks for itself. As long he is on the roster, I hope the Falcons don’t win a game.

Rick

August 18th, 2012
6:10 pm

Just hope they make room for both cone and Davis…..wish Rogers could stay around as well….but don’t see it happening….what do you think dled

Michael M.

August 18th, 2012
6:10 pm

Green put on a track meet with Asante the other night in the game………..at least he did make em pay for it by tackling him in the endzone…………………………………………………………….

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Cutter

August 18th, 2012
7:58 pm

Matt Ryan had 3 incomplete passes Thursday night. That’s unacceptable. Cut him NOW!!!

rc

August 18th, 2012
8:52 pm

get teabow get rid of ryan falcons would be a better team.

k dog

August 18th, 2012
9:21 pm

Who!. AJC is the worst.

Poopie Pants

August 18th, 2012
9:53 pm

The Falcons should release Michael Turner and use that money on something else. They’d be fine with the other RBs they have.

Flacons never learn

August 18th, 2012
10:31 pm

Tipical Flacons. The 1 guy they need 2 cut is that looser Perrier Jerry

JoFo

August 18th, 2012
11:56 pm

Ever notice how the New Orleans AINTS seem to stink up the whole concept of the NFL which is supposed to stand for an elite and very professional sports organization! The AINTS always were famous (infamous) for pushing the envelope of legal hits and such but, then even they finally set a precedence of a morally and professionally all time low. Why cant we simply eliminate them from the NFL and go on which “professional” football? Something they would know nothing about!

creative

August 19th, 2012
11:47 am

hell yeah dawg pound you go get em. !!! yeah kick a$$. You tell em. your the man.

Yellow Jacket

August 19th, 2012
12:15 pm

Doggies better watch out for yellow jacket nests in the ground! And the NFL is going to pay large sums to former players who got multiple concussions. They have deep pockets and very good lawyers. The Real football (which is called soccer here) is moving up.

FalconsFam

August 19th, 2012
7:55 pm

His size and speed did not do anything for him in college so I did not think he would fare any better in the pros. This ain’t for pretty boys.

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