In a move that will create $15.9 million in cap space, the Atlanta Falcons have released veterans Michael Turner, John Abraham, and Dunta Robinson.
Releasing Turner will save $6.4 million in cap space, releasing Abraham will save $5.75 million in cap space, and Robinson’s release saves $3.75 million.
The move was made not only for cap space, but also to get younger according to GM Thomas Dimitroff.
“In 2008, we came in here and we were the youngest team in the NFL,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “This last year, we were one of the oldest teams.”
After having stellar regular seasons and coming up short in the postseason, shaking up the roster could be a good thing. But it comes not without its risks.