The move comes as little surprise. While Blalock, 31, was a solid player for the Falcons, starting 125 games over eight seasons, the road-grader wasn't seen as a good fit for play-caller Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme.
Injury roundup: Falcons' Julio Jones not expected to play against Raiders
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. However, teammate Hayden Hurst (ankle) should be good to go.
49ers working on relocating games, practice after new COVID-19 order bans all recreational activities
A regional declaration stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the San Francisco 49ers to make adjustments.
Broncos to face Saints without QB Drew Lock, both backups after all were deemed high-risk contacts
Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles are not allowed to play in Week 12, NFL Network's James Palmer reported, per an informed source.
Chargers activate Austin Ekeler off IR, RB eligible to play in Week 12
The Los Angeles Chargers announced Saturday that star running back Austin Ekeler has been activated off injured reserve where he has resided since sustaining a hamstring injury in Week 4.
Detroit Lions fire head coach Matt Patricia, general manager Bob Quinn
The Detroit Lions announced Saturday that they have fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) downgraded to doubtful vs. Jets
Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Jets. Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start in his absence.
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner tests positive for COVID-19
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner has tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, a source tells NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala.
Denver Broncos hold practice Saturday after no new positive COVID-19 tests
The Denver Broncos are returning to practice on Saturday with no new positives in the latest round of COVID-19 testing, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.
Saturday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 12
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told reporters Saturday that it is unlikely the tight end Zach Ertz will play in Monday night's home game vs. the Seattle Seahawks.
NFL prohibits in-person team activities on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 in response to COVID-19 surge
The NFL has announced new measures to help curtail a recent surge in COVID-19 activity.
Week 12 injury report for Sunday's slate of NFL action
Official injury report and game day designations for all 12 Sunday games in Week 12.