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It's become something of a yearly battle cry during NFL draft time in Atlanta..."The Falcons need some help in the secondary". This year is no different. We've had some high round draft picks at defensive back and safety in recent years, and to date, none of them have really lived up to some lofty expectations.
Once again the Falcons find themselves looking thinner and less talented in the secondary than anywhere else on the team. Truly, Atlanta hasn't had a real shut down secondary since...well...there was that Deion guy, but he was just one man (allegedly).
It's time to take a look at where the Falcons have picks available, and what possible prospects could be available at defensive back and safety.
The Falcons first draft pick this year will be the 23rd pick in the 2nd round. Most think - and I agree - that Atlanta will use that pick on a tight end to potentially replace the retiring Tony Gonzalez, so we'll just move right a...
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With the news on Wednesday that veteran center Todd McClure had agreed to terms, the Atlanta Falcons continue to make steady progress in free agency minus at least one key player.
Judging by general manager Thomas Dimitroffs rough estimate in January that the team would be able to retain eight of its free agents, the Falcons have exceeded expectations by that measure.
The Atlanta Falcons and veteran center Todd McClure have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
The team made the announcement Tuesday.
McClure, who will return for his 14th season with the Falcons, had his franchise-best streak of 144 consecutive starts ended when a knee injury forced him to miss last year's season-opening loss at Chicago. He returned to start the 14 of the...
A Falcon from day one
According to the AJC, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year contract with their long-time center Todd McClure. McClure was originally drafted in the seventh round way back in 1999. From 2002 to 2010, McClure played in every Falcons game. Last year he snapped that streak as he only played in thirteen regular season games.
The Falcons know what they...
Last week Zach speculated that the Falcons would land a sixth round compensatory draft pick when they were handed out by the NFL. For those that don't know, compensatory draft picks are given out to teams that lose better (or more) free agents than what they receive. The compensatory draft picks are given out for the previous years free agents. On Monday, the NFL gave out thirty...
I am not sure if there is a more consistently frustrating situation than knowing Sam Baker continues to exist on the Atlanta Falcons roster. Why do such good things continue to happen to such a terrible player? It is enough to cause one to have an existential breakdown.
For what he lacks in basic blocking skills, he makes up for with elite beard skills.
Who to Cut. Baker...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Matt Ryan is getting his center back for at least one more year.
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed starting center Todd McClure to a one-year deal to snap the ball off to Ryan. Financial terms were not disclosed.
McClure started all 13 games that he played in last season. His consecutive start streak...
Todd McClure's long tenure with the Atlanta Falcons continues.
The veteran center agreed to a one-year contract today, the team announced.
McClure, 35, is a 6-foot-1, 296-pound former Falcons seventh-round draft pick from the 1999 NFL draft
Photo Credit: Jimmy Cribb, AtlantaFalcons.com
The Atlanta Falcons haven’t made much of a splash in this 2012 NFL Free Agency frenzy, but could have smoother sailing in the upcoming season with controversy and distractions swirling in the Big Easy.
The team announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to terms with center Todd McClure on a one-year contract, per Evan Silva of ProFootballTalk...
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to one-year deal with center Todd McClure according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Source: The Redzone Attached Thumbnails
The NFL today awarded the Atlanta Falcons the 249th pick in the 2012 NFL draft as a compensatory pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Atlanta will receive a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory...
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