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S Parker announces own release by Falcons

The Sports Xchange

August 31, 2018 at 12:56 pm.

Veteran safety Ron Parker of the Atlanta Falcons announced his own release in a Twitter post on Friday.

The 32-year-old Parker became expendable when the Falcons acquired safety Jordan Richards from the New England Patriots earlier in the day, giving Atlanta a surplus at the position.

Parker’s Twitter post read: “I would like to thank the @AtlantaFalcons for the opportunity they gave me to play for a class act organization! Back on the road again.. #notmy1strodeo”.

The 31-year-old Parker signed a one-year contract with the Falcons in the offseason after spending the last five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs before being released at the end of last year.

Parker, signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Newberry College in 2011, and has had three stints with Seattle during his career.

Last season, Parker started all 16 games for the Chiefs, making 67 tackles and two interceptions. He recorded 318 tackles, nine interceptions and seven sacks in 80 games with the Chiefs.

The 6-foot, 206-pound Parker also has spent time with the Oakland Raiders and Carolina Panthers, recording 320 tackles, 43 pass deflections, nine interceptions, seven sacks and five forced fumbles during his seven seasons in the NFL.