As expected, the Falcons applied the franchise tag to free agent cornerback Brent Grimes over the weekend. But in a not so expected development, he’s stated that he will not sign the tender. In my estimation, just like his teammate Dunta Robinson did in Atlanta, he’ll buckle towards the end of training camp when the risk of missing game checks comes into play.
The team is expected to re-sign free agent defensive end Kroy Biermann, but defensive end John Abraham and linebacker Curtis Lofton are expected to hit the market in just under two weeks. With Harry Douglas on that list as well, it’s time for the Falcons to make some tough decisions. No new developments on the reports of a contract extension for quarterback Matt Ryan.
Other than sterling predictions about the future of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, all is really quiet on the Carolina front. Clearly the team is looking forward to the draft as free agency and franchise tag talk ...