Falcons release OLB Jacob Tuioti-Mariner in surprise move

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Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 10:30 PM EST
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have released outside linebacker Jacob Tuioti-Mariner and punter Cam Nizialek.

The Falcons also signed defensive back Chris Williamson from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. The release of Tuioti-Mariner was a surprise. Though he was inactive for two games, Tuioti-Mariner shared the team lead with two sacks. He moved from defensive tackle before the season after having 31 tackles and one sack last season. Nizialek opened the season as a starter before he was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury on Oct. 5.

Atlanta signed veteran Dustin Colquitt, who has kept the starting job.

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