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3 potential free agent targets for Los Angeles Rams from Atlanta Falcons in 2019

It’s time to take a look at three potential free agent targets for the Los Angeles Rams to consider from the Atlanta Falcons in 2019. Before the Los Angeles Rams know it, free agency will officially be underway, as the NFC champions hope to build off last year’s success to continue being one of the […] 3 potential free agent targets for Los Angeles Rams from Atlanta Falcons in 2019 - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - A Los Angeles Rams Site (formerly St. Louis Rams Fan) - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Ty Sambrailo agrees to three-year extension with Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have signed offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo to a three-year contract extension, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. The deal prevents Sambrailo from hitting free agency next month. “We are excited to bring Ty back as a part of our brotherhood,” Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said. “His versatility has proven to be […] The post Ty Sambrailo agrees to three-year extension with Falcons appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Falcoholic

ESPN analyst ranks Falcons as third most talented team heading into free agency

That’s without Grady Jarrett. After the disappointing 2018 season it is easy to forget the Falcons were a supremely talented team. The team was widely expected to make another playoff run before coaching and injuries got in the way. ESPN analyst graded out each team’s players under contract for 2019 (meaning no Grady Jarrett) and Atlanta tied for third. The list breaks down each position group and finds little weakness on the roster. Pre-free agency NFL Unit Grades - Keep in mind that unrestricted free agents are removed from the roster for this assessment. #clayprojections...

The Falcoholic

Falcons roster moves and notes heading with two weeks until NFL free agency

The Falcons are clearing space for a reason. The Atlanta Falcons have been extremely active in the weeks leading up to free agency, cutting ties with players we expected to see gone and ones we thought would certainly be in Atlanta for 2019. With free agency fast approaching, it’s an ideal time to take stock of what we’ve seen to this point and see what holes have opened up on the roster. So, you know, let’s do so now. Out DE Brooks Reed CB Robert Alford CB Brian Poole K Matt Bryant The Falcons turned an already thin defensive end corps into a frightful mess, with just Vic Beasley...

The Falcoholic

Best Falcons free agents ever: Terance Mathis

Mathis has to be one of the first two or three names you mention in a series like this. Welcome to another offseason series, this one a warm-up for free agency. Here, we’ll look at the best—and eventually the worst—Falcons free agents ever signed. We kick things off with a Falcoholic favorite, Terance Mathis. Years with Falcons: 1994-2001 Stats: 573 receptions, 7,349 yards, 12.8 yards per reception, 57 touchdown receptions Earlier this week, Evan Birchfield looked back fondly on Terance Mathis’ career in Atlanta. Today, I’m going to do the same with a bit of a spin, which is...

The Falcoholic

Best Falcons free agents: Michael Turner

The greatest free agent signing in Falcons history? Thomas Dimitroff really hit a grand slam in his first ever offseason as general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, didn’t he? First, he used the No. 3 overall pick in the draft to secure Matt Ryan, who would go on to become the team’s franchise quarterback for the next decade plus. Then, he brought in maybe his greatest free agent acquisition ever — Michael Turner. Turner was the big prize of the free agency pool that offseason, hitting the market after proving himself as a capable running back in San Diego, but blocked from the...

Gang Green Nation

Grady Jarrett should be the first player the Jets sign to open free agency

The three tech is needed in Greg Williams system Grady Jarrett 6’ 1” 295 lbs Defensive Tackle #97 Atlanta Falcons When the players on the free agent list first came out I was stunned to see the name Grady Jarrett as one of the players. Jarrett is one of the best 3-techs in all of football and he is just now entering his prime. I found out the reason he was on the list is he wants to be paid like one of the best players at his position and why not? The Falcons have a little over $26 million in cap space so they could get the job done but they have a number of players coming up for...

The Falcoholic

Report: Falcons will let Brian Poole hit free agency

The Falcons will let the cornerback walk. The Falcons have already made one big move in their secondary by releasing Robert Alford after five seasons. They’ve now made another, electing not to tender a contract to cornerback Brian Poole and allowing him to hit the open market. Per ProFootballTalk, Poole has been informed of the decision. Per source, Falcons have informed CB Brian Poole that he will not be tendered; he will be a free agent on March 13.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 15, 2019 Brian Poole has been an integral piece on the Falcons’ defense since he...

The Falcoholic

Where will all of the Falcons’ free agents land this offseason?

One month until free agency! There’s exactly one month until the new league year begins in the NFL. On March 13th at 4pm ET, select players from all 32 teams will officially become free agents. Today, I’ll be discussing the 18 Atlanta Falcons players expected to become free agents, and predict where I think they’ll end up this offseason. Grady Jarrett, DT One of the bright spots of 2018 was the continued emergence of defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. Even though he missed two games due to injury, overall Grady had one of his better seasons. He finished the year with a...

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Cardinals ink veteran LB Brooks Reed to deal

Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Arizona Cardinals have signed former Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed. His contract is a one-year deal worth around $2 million. The #AZCardinals continued to add before free agency, signing former #Falcons LB Brooks Reed to a one-year contract worth roughly $2M, source said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 9, 2019 […] The post Cardinals ink veteran LB Brooks Reed to deal appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Falcoholic

Crossfire: Should the Falcons keep Bruce Irvin or Brian Poole?

CROSSFIRE! CROSSFIRE! Eric Robinson seeks to defend his crown against none other than Jeanna Thomas in our 2019 NFL free agency focused edition of the Crossfire podcast. The debate covers 6 topics. As always, you get to vote on who won the podcast, which will determine who returns for the next episode. The topics covered: Will the Falcons sign a free agent pass rusher in the first week of 2019 free agency? Will the Falcons sign an offensive lineman in the first week of 2019 free agency? Will the New Orleans Saints keep Drew Brees (and his 33.5M cap hit) around for the 2019 season? Which...

The Falcoholic

Atlanta Falcons 2019 Mock Draft - 3.0

Fact: Dan Quinn thinks a hot dog is a sandwich. We enter an important month in the pre-draft process so here is another fresh mock draft for the Atlanta Falcons. In less than a month, the 2019 NFL Combine will begin to unfold in Indianapolis. A few weeks from then, the free agency period will commence, where the Falcons will likely be active to say the least. Once late April rolls around, the Falcons will be vying to add a few more talented pieces to their roster with hopes on making their own deep postseason run next season. This draft is critical for the team and the front office and...

Gang Green Nation

2019 Jets Free Agency Profile: Tevin Coleman

Is Tevin Coleman the number two RB on the free agency board? Michael Nania continues the FA profile series Welcome to the 2019 Jets Free Agency Profile series! Up until the start of the 2019 free agency period in March, I’ll be running through a bunch of names the Jets could potentially bring in with their hoard of cap space. Let’s get into it! Name: Tevin Coleman Birthday/Age: April 16th, 1993 (age 26 on September 1st) Height/Weight: 6’1, 210 FA type: Unrestricted College: Indiana (drafted 73rd overall by the Falcons in the third round of the 2015 draft) Team(s): Falcons...

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Falcons release veteran kicker Matt Bryant

The Atlanta Falcons are moving on from their longest-tenured player. Veteran kicker Matt Bryant wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning that he was informed last night of the team’s decision to release him when free agency begins in March. #theshowmustgoon pic.twitter.com/J63iycYTSY — matt bryant (@Matt_Bryant3) February 6, 2019 Bryant signed with the Falcons all the way […] The post Falcons release veteran kicker Matt Bryant appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Daily Norseman

NFL Free Agency: Falcons cut all time great kicker who could immediately come here and miss a lot of kicks

The Vikings need a guy to miss field goals in 2019 as their most recent guy who missed a lot of kicks isn’t under contract This time of the year is a brutal reminder about the business side of the NFL. Great players are released, and when that happens, speculation on where they’ll land next has become one of the great off-season NFL traditions. Enter Matt Bryant, one of the all-time great kickers in Atlanta Falcons and NFL history, released today: Falcons cut kicker Matt Bryant https://t.co/xkx1JilCVE— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) February 6, 2019 From the post by Dave Choate,...

Blogging The Boys

Should the Cowboys pursue veteran kicker Matt Bryant?

Dallas no longer has a sure-thing at kicker. We’re still about a month away from free agency officially beginning across the National Football League and between now and then we’ll see teams release players of note. The ball got rolling a bit on Wednesday when word trickled out that the Atlanta Falcons will be moving on from kicker Matt Bryant. He’s been one of the more reliable kickers in the NFL. #theshowmustgoon pic.twitter.com/J63iycYTSY— matt bryant (@Matt_Bryant3) February 6, 2019 Bryant has been in the NFL since 2002 and with Atlanta since 2009, so he’s certainly been...

Silver And Black Pride

Raiders Free Agent Wish List: Running backs

Both Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin are over 30 and set to be free agents. The Raiders may need more than one running back and with free agency as the first option, that will literally be the first place they look. There are some great options who could hit the market at the position too. Tevin Coleman, Falcons The Falcons have a few key free agents to worry about. They also have Davonta Freeman under contract until 2022. This could lead to Tevin Coleman slipping through the cracks. Coleman is a talented former third round pick who Mike Mayock had as his 5th best back in the 2015 draft....

The Falcoholic

Could the Falcons bring back RB Jacquizz Rodgers?

The versatile RB has a long history with both the Falcons and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. With Tevin Coleman possibly leaving the team in free agency, could Quizz be a potential replacement option? The Falcons have some interesting decisions to make in the upcoming 2019 free agency period. Tevin Coleman—who carried the load for Atlanta in 2018 and has been one of the NFL’s premier receiving backs since joining the team in 2015—will be hitting the open market. Spotrac currently has Coleman’s value at around $5M/year, which probably prices him out of the Falcons’ plans in...

The Falcoholic

What might happen at guard for the Atlanta Falcons in 2019?

A handful of scenarios for a re-shuffling. So here’s a question that bears pondering: What, exactly, do the Falcons intend to do at guard this year? The answer cannot be “stand pat at both spots,” unless they want a fan mutiny on their hands. Wes Schweitzer and Brandon Fusco will no doubt compete, nominally, for the right guard job unless the Falcons make a major investment in the draft or free agency, but that move is more likely to come at left guard, where the Falcons benefitted from having Andy Levitre for a few quality seasons. I say nominally for that battle because it’s one...

The Falcoholic

An early stab at a preferred and likely 2019 Atlanta Falcons roster

Stacking up two rosters, one fitting what we know about what the Falcons like to do and the other a bit more wishful. We recently wrapped up our roster review and look-forward for 2018 and 2019, and after that effort, I’m ready to pull everything together and put together what my preferred roster (based on my look-forward series) and what a likely Falcons roster (based on new coaches and patterns in free agency and the draft) might look like. On the preferred end, we have a roster that stressed continuity at many positions but advocates for big money, big draft pick overhauls on the...

The Falcoholic

2018 let downs: Brandon Fusco fails to make an impact

Atlanta’s big offseason signing was an absolute dud in year one. The Atlanta Falcons went into the 2017 offseason a bit strapped for cash with the contract extensions of Matt Ryan, Jake Matthews and Ricardo Allen looming. They were never expected to be serious players in free agency, but Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff knew that they had to bring in an upgrade along the interior of the offensive line after the unit took a step back in 2017. Brandon Fusco was lured over from San Francisco to serve as that upgrade. The Falcons gave Fusco a 3 year/$12.75 million contract ($5.5 million...

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Packers free agency: Grady Jarrett would be great addition to defense

If Grady Jarrett is available when free agency begins in March, the Green Bay Packers should try to sign him. It’s January. There’s a long way to go before free agency kicks off on March 13. It’s hard to imagine the Atlanta Falcons not re-signing Grady Jarrett before then. But if, somehow, he becomes a […] Packers free agency: Grady Jarrett would be great addition to defense - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Falcoholic

Ben Garland gives Super Bowl tickets to surviving military spouse

Fact: Ben Garland eats seventeen watermelon popsicles a day Falcons guard/center/defensive tackle/renaissance man Ben Garland is a perennial fan favorite. Staring down his 31st birthday in April and headed for free agency, we might’ve seen Ben play his last snap as a Falcon. That doesn’t detract from his legacy one bit, especially when he’s still out in the community doing good work with a Falcons jersey on his back. Garland recently gift Super Bowl tickets to Kami Kennedy, the widow of Captain Thomas Kennedy. Captain Kennedy died serving in Afghanistan in 2012. Kami is battling...

The Falcoholic

The Falcoholic Live: Ep65 - Season Review & Free Agency Preview

Join the crew of The Falcoholic Live at 8:10 PM ET for Episode 65! We’ll be discussing the prospects at the Senior Bowl this week and look ahead at some potential targets in free agency. Watch the show below beginning at 8:10 PM ET Welcome, fellow Falcoholics, to Episode 65 of The Falcoholic Live! The crew will be diving a little deeper into the 2019 NFL Draft on this show by discussing some of the prospects the Falcons might be interested in at this week’s Senior Bowl. We’ll also touch on last week’s East West Shrine Game while noting some of the most interesting mock drafts that...

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New York Jets should pursue Tevin Coleman in free agency

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is headed to NFL free agency for the first time in his career, and he will likely see a nice offer coming his way. The offer might not be coming from the Falcons, however. One team that could become increasingly likely to sway Coleman in free agency is the […] The post New York Jets should pursue Tevin Coleman in free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Falcoholic

The Falcons shouldn’t let their strength at defensive tackle scare them away from adding more

An argument against leaning too heavily on need. The Falcons are going to draft according to their needs, and one of their biggest needs is defensive end. If they don’t at least partially solve that in free agency, the pressure will be on for them to use their first round pick on a pass rusher who can replace or at least supplement Vic Beasley. But I hope the Falcons won’t overthink it if they get to #14 and the best player available is not a defensive end, but a defensive tackle like Houston’s Ed Oliver or Mississippi State’s Jeffery Simmons. If that’s the case, the Falcons...

The Falcoholic

An early look at the free agency decisions ahead for the NFC South

The Falcons aren’t alone in having some big decisions to make with their dollars. The season’s over and all that remains is to watch, apprehensively, as the Saints try to keep moving forward. It’s fair to wonder what the division might look like in 2019, though, and that’s what we’ll take an extremely early look at today. We’ll do this again closer to the draft and after the draft, as well, so consider this a preliminary look at who these teams might lose, their cap space, and what that might mean. Atlanta Falcons Big name free agents: Grady Jarrett, Andy Levitre, Bruce Irvin,...