Flowery Branch, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Falcons cut 12 players on Friday as they work to trim their roster to 53.
Linebacker Pat Angerer, offensive tackle Pat McQuistan and running back Josh Vaughan were released.
Angerer started 39 games the last four seasons with Indianapolis, while McQuistan has appeared in 72 career games.
The Falcons also waived defensive end Nosa Eguae, fullback Maurice Hagens, cornerback Jordan Mabin, wide receiver Freddie Martino, safety Kimario McFadden, tight end Jacob Pedersen, offensive lineman Adam Replogle, defensive tackle Donte Rumph and linebacker Yawin Smallwood.
Smallwood was selected by the Falcons in the seventh round of this year's draft.