NFC South: Eric Brock
Harris suffered a knee injury in the Week 15 game against the Jets. He hasn’t has much impact as a safety this year, but has been a regular on special teams. The Falcons filled Harris’ roster spot by elevating safety Eric Brock from their practice squad.
To fill Brock’s spot on the practice squad, the Falcons signed wide receiver Andy Strickland. He was with Jacksonville in training camp, but was released in the preseason.
The Falcons just made it official and announced the signing of running back Aaron Stecker, which we reported earlier Tuesday. The team also announced a few other moves.
To create a roster spot for Stecker, the Falcons placed rookie safety William Moore on the injured reserve list. Initially thought to be a candidate to start right away, Moore began having injury problems in training camp and hasn’t been a factor.
The Falcons also added cornerback Glenn Sharpe and safety Eric Brock to the practice squad.
Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas
The Falcons just began trimming their roster. Can’t say there are any big surprises here.
Safety Eric Brock, cornerback Glenn Sharpe, tackle Adam Speer, guard Ryan Stanchek, cornerback Tony Tiller, center Ben Wilkerson and receiver Chandler Williams were released.
The Falcons still need to clear 13 roster spots by Saturday afternoon to get down to 53 players.
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
The Falcons just announced a series of minor roster moves.
Receiver Laurent Robinson and cornerback/special teams player David Irons were placed on the injured reserve list. They signed veteran tight end Marcus Pollard to fill one of the roster spots and promoted safety Eric Brock from the practice squad to take the other spot.
They also signed cornerback Darius Vinnett and offensive lineman Michael Butterworth to the practice squad.
The most interesting move here is Pollard, who was with the Falcons in training camp. He's a 14-year veteran who spent most of his career with the Colts and has 40 career touchdown catches. The Falcons don't throw to their tight ends a lot and that's not going to change dramatically now. But Pollard gives a young team someone with lots of experience and he could end up making a play or two.