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Free agency started like a lightning bolt at 4 pm on Tuesday. Much to the chagrin of Falcons fans, Atlanta didn't jump blindly into the free agency market and throw money around like Pac-man in a strip club. Instead the Falcons did exactly what they said they would do. They concentrated on their own free agents. First it was Tony Gonzalez, then it was Brent Grimes and next would be Sam Baker. Add them to William Moore and Garrett Reynolds and the Falcons are slowly bringing the band back together.
Coming into the start of the free agent frenzy, Falcons fans had dreams of players like Elvis Dumervil, Darrelle Revis, Steven Jackson and Dwight Freeney. The Falcons haven't gotten any of those guys (or other high impact free agents/available talents) but the longer they wait and the longer names like those sit out on the open market, the lower their value becomes. Right now, Thomas Dimitroff and the Falcons brass are willing to wait it out and see if they can bring somebody in as a value signing instead of overpaying early in free agency. You might as well go ahead and place your bets on college basketball this weekend because by the looks of it the Falcons are in for the long haul.
Take a look at the list of defensive ends, linebackers and cornerbacks still available. I think you have to feel pretty good about the chances of the Falcons ending up with somebody on the cheap if they can scrounge up enough cash.
One other important thing to remember is that the Falcons were only ten yards (and a questionable call) from playing in the Super Bowl last season. This team doesn't need a massive overhaul like some of the teams that are making huge waves in free agency (see also: Miami). The future is bright for the Falcons and the front office brass is going to wait this off-season, see what the market bears and make the right move at the right time.
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Turns out, Tony Gonzalez is not retiring after all. Arguably the greatest tight end in history is returning to the Atlanta Falcons for the 2013...
In the NFL world of free agents and finding just the right guy at just the right time, it is never right to presume that a team has made the wrong choice by letting one player leave and then signing someone who seems very similar, or even lower in value. We as the fans though do have the right, and even the responsibility, to question some of the moves that are made by management...
The Atlanta Falcons added another key piece on Thursday in what the team hopes to be a Super Bowl run, adding veteran running back Steven Jackson to the fold with a 3-year deal.
While the monetary value connected with the contract has not been disclosed at this point in time, what is apparent at this point is that the Falcons have successfully reeled in the most talented free agent...
According to the AJC, the Atlanta Falcons and cornerback Brent Grimes have agreed to a one-year deal. With Grimes coming off of an Achilles injury and also missing the playoffs the previous year, the market must not have been there for Grimes services and thus Grimes has agreed to a one year deal to redeem himself in the eyes of front office staffs around the league.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Falcons and running back Steven Jackson have agreed to terms on a contract. Another free-agent jolt: Rams free-agent RB Steven Jackson has reached agreement with the Atlanta Falcons. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2013 The Falcons now have their replacement for Michael Turner. Jackson might have two good years left in him....
It's been a busy and interesting day for the Falcons. Tony Gonzalez came back into the fold and for a minute we thought Brent Grimes had too but the AJC jumped the gun on that one. Now it's LT Sam Baker that has been re-signed and it's a lengthy six year contract.
Baker has had an up and down career with the Falcons but had a very strong year last season....
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Tony Gonzalez has accomplished many things, shattered many records as well, but one thing has him most likely coming back to the NFL in 2013, and that is the lack of a Super Bowl ring.
Gonzalez performed well above most in his field as he went...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Tony Gonzalez, who has more catches than any tight end in NFL history, announced Tuesday he is returning to the Falcons for the 2013 season.
Gonzalez, the Falcons’ leading receiver last season, said on his Twitter feed “I’m happy to say that after speaking with my family, I’m coming back.”
Gonzalez said during the season he was 95 percent sure he...
The Atlanta Falcons have decided to roll the dice and have signed nine-year veteran Steven Jackson to assume the leadership role in the Falcon’s backfield.
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The Atlanta Falcons and their fans got the news that they have been desperately hoping for since the 2012 season ended, as future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez announced today that he will in fact return to the team for the 2013 season, which will be his fifth as a Falcon and seventeenth overall.
Reports had been circulating over the last few days that Gonzalez was open to...
Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has "informed the Falcons he's coming back," according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.Fantasy Spin:Gonzalez said all season that he was 95 percent certain he was retiring but it looks like the five percent won out. He can clearly still play, as he had 93 receptions for 930 yards and eight touchdowns last season, and wants one more shot...
Tony Gonzalez told FOX Sports in an exclusive interview that he has
now told the Atlanta Falcons he is coming back and the two sides
are on the verge of a new contract that will put him back with Matt
Ryan and Co. for one more run.
NFl Insider Adam Shefter has reported that the Atlanta Falcons have reached an agreement with Steven Jackson.
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Another free-agent jolt: Rams free-agent RB Steven Jackson has reached agreement with the Atlanta Falcons.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2013
When Jackson offcially voided his contract with...