NFL Cutdown Update: Jevaris Johnson Released

Former Georgia tight end <b>Jevaris Johnson</b> was released today as the Atlanta Falcons must trim their roster to 65 players before a Tuesday deadline. Another former Dawg, right tackle <b>Paul Snellings</b>, has possibly survived this first major cut.

The following is from a Falcons release:
Johnson, (6-6, 252) from Georgia was signed by the Falcons as a rookie free agent on April 24. He finished his collegiate career with 42 receptions for 517 yards. Last season with the Bulldogs, he played in all 11 regular season games with 10 starting assignments. He suffered a knee injury in the final regular season game against Georgia Tech, which ended his season and prevented him from participating in the Bowl game as well as several senior all-star games. Johnson was part of a senior class at Georgia that finished with a 19-5 home record. Due to his knee injury, he was unable to practice with the Falcons during training camp.

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