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Former Clemson Star Stephone Anthony Gets Released By Falcons

Clemson star LB Stephone Anthony runs down the hill at Clemson Memorial Stadium.

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 25: Stephone Anthony #42 of the Clemson Tigers runs onto the field before their game against the Syracuse Orange at Memorial Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

As teams around the league trim their roster in preparation for the regular season, Stephone Anthony received tough news involving his career. The former Clemson star is no longer a member of the Atlanta Falcons.

It hasn't been a steady career for Anthony, who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. His rookie season was quite productive as he finished with 112 tackles and an interception.

New Orleans elected to trade Anthony to Miami for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick. Unfortunately for the former Clemson linebacker, it didn't work out with the Dolphins either.

The Falcons signed Anthony in July with hopes of possibly rejuvenating his career.

After less than one month in Atlanta, the team announced that it has elected to part ways with Anthony.

The timing of his release isn't ideal as he now faces an uphill battle to make a 53-man roster. He'll have to find a new home in the NFL, and then try to impress the coaching staff in that limited time.

Stephone Anthony has a bunch of potential due to his athleticism and overall frame. He was an All-ACC performer at Clemson was a dynamic rookie for the Saints.

While Anthony isn't in the best scenario right now, the 27-year-old linebacker can still turn his career around. But first, he'll have to sign another NFL contract.