Atlanta Falcons Release Ovie Mughelli

Tuesday May 8th, 2012

The Atlanta Falcons have released fullback Ovie Mughelli, according to the team’s official website.

Mughelli signed a six-year, $18 million deal with the Falcons in 2007. The contract included a $5 million signing bonus, making the deal the largest for a fullback in NFL history at the time.

The Wake Forest alumni was a Pro Bowler for the Falcons in 2010, and was selected as an All Pro in 2006 and 2010. Last season the 31-year-old appeared in just seven games for the Falcons.

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