Originally posted on Grits Blitz  |  Last updated 2/23/13
The Falcons are facing a lot of decisions this off-season and that starts with their 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 around $1 million this season. William Moore, aka the “Mizzou Hammer” is expected to test the free agent market in the upcoming weeks. Atlanta was widely reported to franchise tag him due to the cheap value the safety franchise tag has. Unfortunately, it would appear Atlanta is going to let him test his value in free agency. Now what does that mean for Falcon fans? William Moore is arguably the best young safety on the market this off-season and his agent believes he could command a hefty chunk of change to obtain his services. Moore has played for three seasons in Atlanta combining over 11 interceptions, 5 forced fumbles, and 159 tackles. He has tremendous upside, but his stint in Atlanta was plagued by injuries. This is the driving force behind Atlanta skipping the franchise tag. He rates in the top 20 for his position, according to ESPN. Therefore, it is likely William Moore has played his last game for the Falcons. I believe Atlanta should have tagged him, but I also understand that the free agent class has a good number of safeties hitting the market. Moore peaked this year; he earned the right to get paid. The question is will Atlanta be the one to pay him? Some rumors have circulated that Atlanta already has a deal on the table for Moore, I seriously doubt those. Thomas Dimitroff & Co. will allow Moore to test the market, and if Atlanta can offer his value, he will come back. Verdict: Test Market My opinion: Doubtful he stays a Falcon   Free Agent Decisions: Sam Baker Mike Cox Brent Grimes Luke McCown Chris Owens Garrett Reynolds Lawrence Sidbury Will Svitek
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Turkey: Kanter a member of terrorist group, issues warrant

Report: Seahawks players feel Sherman bombshell story ‘nailed it’

Report: Clippers concerned about Chris Paul leaving to sign with Spurs

Patriots to sponsor Gay Bowl in Boston this fall

Michael Irvin offers advice for Odell Beckham

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mike Golic denies report of ‘icy’ relationship with Mike Greenberg

Report: Ricky Rubio, Timberwolves ready to move on

Ben McAdoo: ‘No accuracy’ to Victor Cruz’s sabotage claims

Chip Kelly joining ESPN in analyst role

Terry Collins addresses Mets’ gag order on player injuries

LeBron never believed he could get to Jordan’s level

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Box Score 5/26: Bring on the Finals

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Three Up, Three Down: Some surprises way out (NL) West

The 'Let's go to the videotape!' quiz

It’s our civic duty to stop attending Super Bowls in new stadiums

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Three Up, Three Down: Some surprises way out (NL) West

The 'Let's go to the videotape!' quiz

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 'Farewell to the Manu, the Myth, the Legend' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker