Found February 15, 2013 on Grits Blitz:
The Falcons are facing a lot of decisions this off-season and that starts with their 14 unrestricted free agents. We will go through them one by one and decide whether or not the Falcons should re-sign them. A lot of times it's not as easy as it looks as some decisions have more than just roster spot implications. We also have to think about the salary cap as it is expected to increase by just $200,000 this season.    Garrett Reynolds is an interesting decision. The Falcons have three options at center this off-season. They have Todd McClure, who I was sure was retiring but now it seems like he may want to play another season. They also have Joe Hawley and Peter Konz. Depending on which way they go at center, might also sway how much the Falcons want to keep Reynolds at guard. Reynolds started six games for the Falcons last year before getting injured and I'm no offensive line expert but he seemed like he did a decent job. The main question is if he's a better option than Hawley or Konz and if he's willing to sign for non-starters money.  Verdict: If he's willing to come into camp and compete for a starters spot with a similar compensation package as he had last year ($565,000) then I'm all for it. You can never have too many offensive linemen.   Free Agent Decisions: Chase Coffman Mike Cox Luke McCown Will Svitek
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