February 15, 2008
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.---The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran tight end Algie Crumpler and six other players. Crumpler had been selected for the Pro Bowl four times.
Others released Friday were quarterback Byron Leftwich, defensive tackle Rod Coleman, offensive tackle Wayne Gandy, cornerback Lewis Sanders, wide receiver Jamin Elliott and linebacker Marcus Wilkins.
With a new coach and general manager, the Falcons are in the first step of a major rebuilding job. The NFL Scouting Combine for possible draft picks begins next Wednesday.