Originally written on Grits Blitz  |  Last updated 3/7/12

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 29: Kroy Biermann #71 of the Atlanta Falcons tackles Derrick Ward #28 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

We talked last week about the signing of Kroy Biermann being "imminent". Well today was that day. Biermann signed a three-year contract that could be worth up to $12 million. The Biermann signing comes on the heels of the Falcons also locking up safety Thomas Decoud. These aren't earth shattering signing like a Mario Williams signing would be but they are both needed signings.

After starting 14 games in 2010, Biermann took more of a backseat with the addition of Ray Edwards and only started one game last season. He managed 2.5 sacks (down only 0.5 from the year before but only half of his output from 2009). Biermann will likely be used as a situational pass rusher in 2012, unless Mike Nolan can get his secret weapon finished. Here's a fact you might not know....Biermann has scored a TD in each of the last three seasons. I like the signing and I hope he can have somewhat of a resurgence this year with the likely exit of John Abraham.

With Decoud and Biermann re-signed and Brent Grimes tagged now the Falcons look at the rest of their Free Agents. Of course there is Curtis Lofton and John Abraham. After that we have (list courtesy of D Orlando Ledbetter):

offensive tackle Kirk Chambers, wide receiver Harry Douglas, cornerback Kelvin Hayden, tight end Reggie Kelly, center Todd McClure, linebacker Mike Peterson, quarterback Chris Redman, offensive guard/center Brett Romberg, running back Jason Snelling, wide receiver Eric Weems and long snapper Joe Zelenka.

Out of that group the two guys that I would really like to see back are Todd McClure (we need the stability of another year with him on the OL) and Harry Douglas (would love to see what he can do in a different offensive system).

[Follow]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Can Darrius Heyward-Bey replace Martavis Bryant for the first month in Pittsburgh?

Treon Harris to start at QB for Gators’ opening game

Marshawn Lynch campaigning for Seahawks to sign Fred Jackson

Alabama vs. Wisconsin showdown not selling many tickets

Report: Last-minute Deflategate settlement deal very unlikely

Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to play in 2016 Hall of Fame Game

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Floyd Mayweather Sr.: Manny Pacquiao a 'liar with no skills'

Reports: LeSean McCoy's Week 1 status still uncertain

Jay Feely told Deflategate judge about 2009 kicking incident

Jon Gruden calls Marcus Mariota a ‘double-edged sword’

Report: Bills expected to cut Matt Cassel

Garcon: RG3 can be ‘great player on any team that he goes to’

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

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

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