Jan 28, 2021; National defensive lineman Ade Ogundeji of Notre Dame (91) drills against National offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz of Wisconsin -Whitewater (71) during National practice at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, USA;  Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons release OLB Ade Ogundeji

The Atlanta Falcons released outside linebacker Ade Ogundeji on Thursday.

Ogundeji, 25, recorded 75 tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery in 32 career games (27 starts) in his first two seasons with the Falcons. He was selected by Atlanta in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame.

Ogundeji injured his foot during training camp last August, landed on injured reserve and sat out the 2023 season.

–Field Level Media

Sep 25, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) runs for yards after the catch against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) questionable vs. 49ers

Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts is listed as questionable to play in Sunday’s game against the visiting San Francisco 49ers.

Pitts was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday while nursing a hamstring injury. He sat out the first game of his career in Atlanta’s 21-15 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday.

Pitts, 22, has 10 catches for 150 yards for the Falcons (2-3), who will turn to Parker Hesse and Anthony Firkser should he be unable to play against the 49ers (3-2).

Pitts has 78 receptions for 1,176 yards and one touchdown in 21 career games since being selected by Atlanta with the fourth overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Falcons left guard Elijah Wilkinson (knee) and edge rusher Ade Ogundeji (shoulder) are questionable for Sunday’s game, while linebacker Mykal Walker (groin) has been ruled out.

–Field Level Media