3 Atlanta Falcons who shouldn’t have made the final roster
By Nick Halden
3. Parker Hesse
If you needed further proof that the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff didn’t completely follow through on forcing players to win a spot look no further than Parker Hesse. Parker is a solid option as the third or fourth tight-end, however, Atlanta allowed him to make the roster as the second option behind Kyle Pitts with Feleipe Franks as the current third tight-end.
Anthony Firkser deserved a spot on this roster, he played well throughout the preseason and made multiple impressive catches. He outplayed Hesse and Franks and it wasn’t particularly close. It is only fair to point out that we aren’t privy to what goes on within the building but on the field, this decision makes zero sense.
Hesse could develop into a solid option but Firkser proved he is already a great second option and would perfectly complement what Kyle Pitts doesn’t do well. Hesse shouldn’t make this roster over Firkser, he did enough to deserve a spot over Franks at the position but keeping him over Firkser was a mistake.