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Marcus Mariota released by Atlanta

by Jordan Epp | Eagles Correspondent | Tue, Feb 28th 10:02am EST

The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they are releasing QB Marcus Mariota after one season with the team. (

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Mariota was benched late in the season in favor of rookie QB Desmond Ridder. It is unclear if his release is a sign of faith in Ridder or if it’s evidence they plan to bring in another QB, either a free agent veteran or another drafted rookie. For now, Ridder is the team’s QB1, the Falcons save $12 million and Mariota can look for a fourth team in his career.

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