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The Atlanta Falcons got off to a low-key start in free agency, agreeing to terms on new deals with backup quarterback Chris Redman and third receiver Harry Douglas.
The Falcons announced the deals Tuesday night, a few hours after the start of the NFL free agency period.
Redman has been Matt Ryan's backup the past four years. Last season, the second-stringer appeared in five games, completing 18 of 28 passes for 188 yards.
Douglas works in three-receiver sets with Roddy White and Julio Jones. Douglas is coming off a career-best season: 39 receptions for 498 yards and one touchdown.
The bulk of the Falcons' work is still to come. Their unrestricted free agents include linebacker Curtis Lofton and defensive end John Abraham.
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Two offensive players are returning to the Atlanta Falcons.
A source told FOXSports.com that wide receiver Harry Douglas had agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension. Financial details weren't immediately available.
Backup quarterback Chris Redman also signed a one-year deal, a source said. Financial details weren't immediately available.
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About an hour ago, John Abraham tweeted that he was in Flowery Branch, which included this photograph. This is surprising because other than Falcons headquarters, there is nothing much to do in Flowery Branch. On the eve of free agency, it could mean that Abraham is back to discuss, or even sign a contract.
Back for another round in Atlanta, or just loves North Georgia?
Looks like I will be staying in Atlanta...Home sweet home...
— Harry Douglas (@HDouglas83) March 14, 2012
It took a little longer than I thought, but Harry Douglas is back in the fold with the Atlanta Falcons. Douglas flirted with the St Louis Rams but ended up signing a four year contract worth $10.5 million. Douglas will continue to be the Falcons third receiver. Last...
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Players View does not have an official statement yet but Gerald McCoy of the Bucaneers who targeted Lofton just tweeted “Sorry #bucnation I tried but it looks like @CurtisLofton50 is an Eagle.Business is business he did what was best for him. Understandable.”
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ProFootballTalk.com has reported that the Falcons have only $5.8 million to spend to stay underneath the $120.6 million cap. There is a little debate as to exactly how PFT has calculated this number and whether or not this is a "guesstimate" with some contract numbers unknown. PFT is quiet on how the number is measured, potentially because they are not calculating the cap...
Either way, Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes is set to hit the jackpot.
The former undrafted free agent, who was discovered by former Falcons coach Bruce Plummer out of tiny Shippensburg University, was slapped with the team's franchise tag.
He could walk into the office at the start of free agency, sign the tender and be in line for 10.281 million big ones.
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