The Atlanta Falcons released right tackle Ryan Schraeder with a post-June 1 designation on Wednesday, in a cost-cutting move. Schraeder, 30, is coming off a down season and was set to count $7.75 million against the cap in 2019, the third year of a five-year, $31 million extension. Atlanta will save $6.45 million of that figure thanks to the post-June 1 designation, which pushes $2.5 million of dead money into 2020.
Schraeder started 67 consecutive games at right tackle before being benched in Week 13 of last season in favor of Ty Sambrailo. Schraeder finished the year having allowed 6.5 sacks and taken nine penalties in 13 starts, up from three sacks and three penalties in 14 starts in 2017. Sambrailo received a three-year, $14.25 million extension in February, indicating he will get a chance to start moving forward. The Falcons also have reportedly agreed to deals with free agent guards James Carpenter and Jamon Brown, which can become official when the new league year opens Wednesday.
(With inputs from agencies.)