Marcus Mariota cut by Falcons to save $12 million

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons released quarterback Marcus Mariota on Tuesday. The Falcons went 5-8 with Mariota as the starter, but rookie Desmond Ridder started the final four games and won two. General manager Terry Fontenot told the NFL’s Scout Combine Tuesday, “I’m so grateful to Marcus and everything he’s done while he’s here, a […]