ATLANTA The Atlanta Falcons have been proficient at re-signing offensive players. Meanwhile, the defense continues to sport gaping holes, some of which keep getting bigger.
On March 1, the Falcons cut three high-profile defenders, including right cornerback Dunta Robinson (91.1 percent of the snaps second most on the unit last year) and right defensive end John Abraham, who played 71.6 percent of the snaps.
On Monday, defensive tackle Vance Walker, the Falcons seventh-round pick in 2009 out of Georgia Tech who worked out very nicely, reportedly signed a one-year deal with Oakland worth 2 million a sum far too rich for Atlanta in these cap-constrained times. Walker ranked third among the teams defensive linemen in sacks with, logging 52 percent of the snaps. (Peria Jerry, the teams first-round pick the same year it drafted Walker, played only 48.5 percent of the snaps.)
In addition, cornerback Brent Grimes, who started all 29 of his games with the Falcons the previous three sea...