The Falcons will welcome back one player today, but they’re also parting ways with another. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports (via Twitter) that the team has activated safety William Moore from the injured reserve-designated for return list. To make the necessary space, Atlanta waived veteran offensive lineman Cameron Bradfield.
It’s been a tumultuous 2014 for Bradfield, who re-signed with the Jaguars in March after having spent his first three seasons in Jacksonville. He started the first two games this season, and while Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required) did not rate him favorably, he wasn’t the weakest lineman on the squad. Regardless, the tackle was cut in mid-September, and he was picked up by the Falcons two weeks later. The 27-year-old did not play a single snap for Atlanta.
Moore was placed on the short-term IR in September and was subsequently replaced in the lineup by Kemal Ishmael. The veteran safety led the Falcons defense in snaps last season, and PFR consistently ranked him among the better defenders on Atlanta. The 29-year-old signed a five-year contract worth $32MM in early 2013.