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Falcons Make Roster Moves; Ink Romberg, Release Thompson, Sylvester and Yenga

The Falcons have inked center Brett Romberg to serve as the backup to second-year center Joe Hawley.

In order to cut the roster down to the league-mandated 80, the Falcons waived wide receiver Doug Beaumont, cornerback Kirk Belgrave, running back Philip Sylvester, linebacker LaMarcus Thompson and linebacker Youri Yenga. The team reached an injury settlement with wide receiver Tim Buckley.

Romberg, a 6-foot-2, 293-pounder, played 10 games with the Falcons in 2009. Overall, Romberg has played in 46 NFL games and made 19 career starts.

Buckley, who was originally signed by the Falcons as a college free agent on April 26, 2010 from Alcorn State. He spent the entire 2010 season on the Falcons practice squad. His injury was not disclosed.

The Falcons must cut the roster down to 53 players by September 3rd and may establish an eight-player practice squad on September 4th.

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