The Falcons released tight end Mickey Shuler and waived the following players: linebacker Boris Anyama, wide receiver Marquez Clark, running back Michael Ford, wide receiver John Harris, defensive tackle Warren Herring, nose tackle Derrick Hopkins, offensive tackle Matt Huffer, cornerback Michael Lee, offensive guard Eric Lefeld, linebacker Terrell Manning, defensive end Sam Meredith, and center Valerian Ume-Ezeoke.
None of the cuts were much of a surprise, although Clark showed some flashes at the receiver position.
The Falcons have to trim one more player off the roster by Tuesday at 4 p.m (ET) to reach the 75-man limit.
As for Holmes, he remains sidelined with the broken right foot suffered during minicamp. Holmes was demoted during minicamp and appeared in jeopardy of being cut prior to the injury. With the Falcons slim at right tackle and Tyler Polumbus suffering a knee injury during Saturday's preseason game at Miami, Holmes might have a better chance to stick once he gets healthy. He's still not viewed as a good fit in the outside zone blocking scheme that relies on linemen with good footwork and lateral quickness.
The Falcons have to set their 53-man roster by 4 p.m. ET Saturday.