Release from the Atlanta Falcons:
The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have issued tenders to restricted free agents T Ryan Schraeder and LB Paul Worrilow. They have also tendered exclusive rights free agent S Ricardo Allen.
Allen, 5-9, 186 pounds, was selected by the Falcons in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Purdue. He spent the first 15 weeks of the 2014 season as a member of the Falcons practice squad. Last season, Allen received his first major playing time as he started 14 of the 15 games he played in. He recorded 68 total tackles (59 solo), five passes defensed, three interceptions – which was a team high – one sack, and one fumble recovery.
Schraeder, 6-7, 300 pounds was originally signed as a college free agent by the Falcons following the 2013 NFL Draft out of Valdosta State. He has played in 42 games with 30 starts over the past three years for the team. Last season, Schraeder only allowed two sacks, according to Pro Football Focus, which ranked inside the top 10 among offensive tackles last season.
Worrilow, 6-1, 232 pounds was originally signed as a college free agent by the Falcons following the 2013 NFL Draft out of Delaware. In his three seasons with the team, Worrilow has played in 47 games with 43 starts and has posted 365 total tackles (230 solo), eight passes defensed, four sacks, three forced fumbles, two interceptions, and one fumble recovery. Last season, Worrilow started all 15 of the games he played and recorded 95 total tackles (67 solo), four passes defensed – a career high – two interceptions, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.