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Post#1 » by ATL Boy » Wed Mar 9, 2016 3:53 pm

Wishlist at this point:

Alex Mack (Falcons called leading candidates, with Cleveland maybe making a late push).
Danny Trevathan (Between Atlanta and Chicago).
Olivier Vernon (Atlanta and many others linked).

Not saying we're gonna sign all of them, but we need to sign some mixture of these three.

Irvin is out (went for too much money anyway)
Iloka gave the Bengals a generous hometown discount (only $6 mil per)
Lions overpaid for Marvin Jones
Travis Benjamin signed with SD.

^ Those were all players Atlanta was linked with.
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Post#2 » by ATL Boy » Wed Mar 9, 2016 8:07 pm

The Mack truck is driving Atlanta's O-Line this season!!!

Falcons sign Alex Mack to a 5 year deal at $9.5 mil per year (less than what I thought he would go for). He took less to get away from Cleveland and to play for Kyle Shanahan. First two years and a lot of the third year is guaranteed.

Our O-Line just went from being a liability to being an asset.


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Post#3 » by HMFFL » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:37 am

You mentioned many of the players that we're linked too already.
The Lions overpaid for sure but my interest was there, just not for the money.

So, Alex Mack is a nice addition, but coming to play for Kyle Shanahan may tell us Atlanta fans something, and that Kyle could possibly be the guy we need. I won't be negative but I continue to have some concerns about Shanahan. Our O-Line is looking very solid, so our run game should thrive, and Matt Ryan should have a much improved season (right?).
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Post#4 » by HMFFL » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:04 am

From the Atlanta Falcons page on facebook: Free agent WR Mohamed Sanu will visit the Falcons on Thursday and Dan Quinn says he likes him as a fit in the offense
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Post#5 » by HMFFL » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:11 am

I never thought I would see this name return to the Falcons.


Falcons sign quarterback Matt Schaub
http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/football/falcons-sign-quarterback-matt-schaub/nqg7T/
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Post#6 » by ATL Boy » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:21 am

HMFFL wrote:From the Atlanta Falcons page on facebook: Free agent WR Mohamed Sanu will visit the Falcons on Thursday and Dan Quinn says he likes him as a fit in the offense

I wouldn't mind Sanu, but I do not want him for anywhere close to the $7 mil annually that's being reported. This is a guy that didn't even catch a TD last year (less than 400 yards, too).


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Post#8 » by HMFFL » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:13 pm

Chris Long is supposedly a target.
I'd like to see us sign him.
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Post#10 » by ATL Boy » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:41 am

Hate the Sanu deal, wouldn't have minded him at around $4 mil per year, but not $6.5 mil.

Caught 0 TDs last year, had less than 400 receiving yards. Two years ago when he was thrust into a larger role he led the league in drops.


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Post#11 » by HMFFL » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:46 pm

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It makes no sense for sure considering what other good talents are getting during free agency.
I would have preferred us to spend the money on making our defense more solid.
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Post#12 » by ATL Boy » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:42 pm

Reports that Chris Long's visit with the team went well. He seems like damaged goods after his very down year due to injuries, but if he's healthy and can even come back at 80% of what he once was, he'd be a wonderful starter opposite Beasley in the 4-3.
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Post#13 » by HMFFL » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:10 am

Linebacker Upshaw visited Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons, who are re-vamping their linebacker unit, are set to his former Ravens and Alabama outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, according to a NFL Media report.
Upshaw, 26,was drafted by the Ravens in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft. He played has played in 64 games and made 51 starts for the Ravens. He has five career sacks. http://atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com/2016/03/24/report-linebacker-upshaw-to-visit-falcons/
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Post#14 » by atlantabbq99 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:17 pm

It's official, Courtney Upshaw is now a Falcons, signing a one year deal with the birds.
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Post#15 » by HMFFL » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:07 pm

Falcons are not interested in Josh Norman

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team in not interested in signing former Carolina cornerback Josh Norman on Thursday.

“We are not going in that direction,” Dimitroff said. http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/football/falcons-are-not-interested-in-josh-norman/nq86t/
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Post#16 » by HMFFL » Wed May 4, 2016 6:19 pm

Leon Hall, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals, is set to visit the Falcons on Wednesday. http://atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com/2016/05/04/cover-99-neal-makes-the-godfathers-instant-impact-list/

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