Originally written on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 4/4/13
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff mentioned Thursday’s on “NFL AM” that he hopes to have a contract extension in place with QB Matt Ryan‘s before the start of the 2013 season. “For Matt right now, he’s not worried about it because he knows that something is around the corner, as we do,” said Dimitroff, via NFL.com. “I can’t put an exact date on it, this is a long-winded way of saying I’m hoping we can agree to something going into the season.“ Atlanta surprisingly released starting right tackle Tyson Clabo this morning, so they’ll have some additional cap space to work with in the coming weeks. Before this move, they had $2.4 million in cap space. Previous reports have indicated that Ryan’s next contract could total as much as $140 million and include $60 million guaranteed. The Falcons may need to create even more cap space to fight that kind of contract into their cap situation. The Packers are set to lockup Aaron Rodgers to what will most likely be another record breaking contract, so I’m sure Ryan and his agent will pay close attention to this situation.
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