Found January 03, 2013 on Grits Blitz:
As the NFL’s regular season draws to an end many teams are already starting to make changes for the future of their franchises. Seven Head Coaches and several General Managers were fired on what is now known as Black Monday in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons aren’t among those teams as they finished up the regular season with a 13-3 record and home-field-advantage in the play-offs. Still the future is a pressing problem for General Manager Thomas Dimitroff. The Falcons have one of the oldest rosters in the league, and could be losing several key players this off-season to retirement. Among these are long time center Todd McClure and Matt Ryan’s go to man Tony Gonzalez. Other key players like John Abraham and Asante Samuel will also be getting up there in age with Abraham turning 35 and Asante Samuel turning 32 before the 2013 seasons begin.  Still Atlanta has more key players to worry about. Break-out SS William Moore will be a free agent as well as CB Brent Grimes who w...
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