Rookie wide receiver Michael Calvin, California, catches a pass. Curtis Compton, email@example.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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