Atlanta Falcons release Seneca Valley, Slippery Rock graduate Fusco
The Atlanta Falcons on Monday released offensive lineman Brandon Fusco, a Seneca Valley and Slippery Rock graduate, after an injury-marred 2018 season.
Fusco started the Falcons’ first seven games at right guard before suffering a season-ending injury in October. The team released him with the designation of a failed physical.
The Falcons signed a pair of offensive linemen in free agency and then selected two more in the first round of the NFL Draft last week in advance of Fusco’s release.
Free-agent signings James Carpenter and Jamon Brown and first-round pick Chris Lindstrom, the 14th overall selection in the draft, all play guard.
A two-time All-American at Slippery Rock, Fusco, 30, spent six seasons, starting 64 games, with the Minnesota Vikings after the team selected him in the sixth round of the 2011 draft. He started all 16 games with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 and signed a three-year, $12.75 million contract with the Falcons in March 2018.