Ewing, a former fifth-round pick out of Wisconsin, has dealt with injuries during his two years with the Falcons. He had two years left on his contract, with cap figures of $616,048 in 2014 and $706,048 in 2015. His base salary was $570,000 for '14 and $660,000 in '15.
The emergence of undrafted rookie Patrick DiMarco as a reliable fullback made Ewing expendable.
Ewing joined Thomas DeCoud, Asante Samuel, Stephen Nicholas, and Garrett Reynolds as players released following the season. Retiring tight end Tony Gonzalez also was released to clear his '14 salary off the books.