Falcons DL Ra'Shede Hageman placed on Commissioner Exempt list, cut team to 53

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, and with it announced that defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman is on the Commissioner's Exempt list.

The list is used for players with unusual circumstances, usually criminal charges, who continue to get paid while not counting towards the team's active roster. Only the NFL commissioner can place players on the list and decide whether or not to remove them. Players on the list are not allowed to play or practice with the team.

Hageman was likely placed on the list because of his alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident back in 2016.

According to police reports, Hageman was charged with three misdemeanors in DeKalb County back on March 24, 2016. The charges were: Interference with a Call for Emergency Help, Battery Family Violence and third degree Cruelty to Children. 

In a police report obtained by 11Alive, the victim alleged Hageman pinned her in a corner and pulled her hair while her young son watched.  He then allegedly stole her wallet, cell phone, and ID before pushing her down in the parking deck.  She told police he was angry over a custody dispute earlier in the day.

Hageman was released on $7,500 bond.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told 11Alive at the time that the incident was under investigation by the league.

Three years ago, the NFL implemented strict penalties against players with domestic violence charges under its personal conduct policy. First time offenders would receive a 6-game suspension without pay, while second time offenders would be receive a lifetime ban from the league. 

Last season, Hageman had two sacks and 18 combined tackles. He was Atlanta's 2nd round draft pick in 2014.

Cornerback Jalen Collins was put on the reserved suspended list. He will serve a 10-game suspension for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy. It's his second violation. 

Here are the other cuts made by the Falcons on Saturday, and players placed on injury reserves: 

Waived

College

How Acquired

S Marcelis Branch

Robert Morris

College Free Agent ‘17

T Daniel Brunskill

San Diego State

College Free Agent ‘17

WR Deante Burton

Kansas State

College Free Agent ‘17

WR Reggie Davis

Georgia

College Free Agent ‘17

C/G Cornelius Edison

Portland State

College Free Agent ‘17

WR Marvin Hall

Washington

Free Agency ‘17

DE J’Terius Jones

Miami (OH)

College Free Agent ‘17

DE Chris Odom

Arkansas State

College Free Agent ‘17

TE Josh Perkins

Washington

College Free Agent ‘16

RB Jhurell Pressley

New Mexico

Signed to Practice Squad ‘16

DL Taniela Tupou

Washington

Signed – May ‘17

DT Joe Vellano

Maryland

Signed to Practice Squad ‘16

 

Waived/Injured

College

How Acquired

DE Martin Ifedi

Memphis

Signed to Practice Squad ‘16

LB Josh Keyes

Boston College

Signed to Practice Squad ‘16

QB Matt Simms

Tennessee

Signed to Practice Squad ‘15

 

Injury Settlement

College

How Acquired

TE Darion Griswold

Arkansas State

Signed to Practice Squad ‘16

 

Injured Reserve

College

How Acquired

S Quincy Mauger

Georgia

College Free Agent ‘17

 

Reserve/Commissioner Exempt

College

How Acquired

DT Ra’Shede Hageman

Minnesota

’14 Draft – 2nd round (37thoverall)

 

Reserve/Suspended

College

How Acquired

CB Jalen Collins

LSU

’15 Draft – 2nd round (42ndoverall)

 

Practice Squad Exemption

College

How Acquired

TE Alex Gray

Barnard Castle School   

International Player Pathway

 

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