Falcons release Ovie Mughelli, hand starting job to rookie Bradie Ewing

The Atlanta Falcons released veteran fullback Ovie Mughelli, paving the way for rookie Bradie Ewing to take over the starting role.

Mughelli was coming off a season-ending MCL tear and was due to earn $3M in 2012, so while it’s tough to imagine Ewing immediately filling Mughelli’s shoes, it’s a move that made financial sense.

Ewing was the top-rated fullback on my board with a 5th-round grade, which was where the Falcons selected him in last month’s draft. He was one of the few players in this year’s draft class with experience in the traditional fullback role.

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