Some Falcons’ fans are still scratching their heads, wondering why their team ever waived Mickey Shuler after an impressive preseason (well, before the injury anyways).
The release came with the fact that Bear Pascoe, the backup tight end, won the job over Shuler. If you have watched their games and training camp however, it is obvious that Mickey is the better player. Here is what I said on him getting released a few days ago.
“Shuler was impressive in training camp and preseason, before getting struck with a concussion which kept him out of a game. If he passes waivers, which he probably won’t, the Falcons should consider putting him onto the practice squad and hopefully getting him to the active roster sometime this season.”
Well, the practice squad did not consist of the 27 year old because the Jacksonville Jaguars, who played against him in week four, signed the now-former Falcon.
Throughout the preseason, the 6-foot-4 243 pound was drafted in the seventh round by Minnesota after a standout career at Penn State. He has spent time with Oakland, Arizona, Buffalo and Atlanta on the practice squad.
I know that the Dirty Bird Nation missed out on a great player. If it weren’t for injuries, this kid very well may be a productive tight end in the NFL today. Let’s pray that he doesn’t do too well.