FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. The Atlanta Falcons have made a huge splash in the NFL free agency market this offseason, much of it in re-signing their own players, but having said that, they continue to face big questions on their roster at cornerback, on the offensive line and in terms of reaching a contract extension with quarterback Matt Ryan as the NFL Draft awaits one week from Thursday.
Asked what the status is of a possible extension for Ryan, who remains under contract for 2012, general manager Thomas Dimitroff at first said that he had no update. But then he reconsidered. With Baltimores Joe Flacco having received a six-year, 120.6 million, the way for Ryans deal seemingly has been paved.
And yet the two sides have not reached an agreement.
That wasnt really nice of me, Dimitroff said. Seriously, the situation is as we mentioned: both parties were in a very comfortable situation and were focused on the draft. Again, after the draft well continue to discuss and Im sure both parti...