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The Bird Cage:
Your Turn to Rate the Falcons Free Agents
Coming Back After All? (AJC)
Just a quick new thread before the “Changes to Falcons Defense” is finished. Rate your Falcons soon-to-be free agents on importance of re-signing.
1) Brent Grimes
According to reports, it appears the Falcons are intent on keeping. If Dimitroff and Co. can find a way to keep Grimes to a reasonable but fair deal, some of the other needed free agents, and fixing the OL, it would be a coup.
2) Curtis Lofton
The big debate centers on Lofton and how much to pay. He may still need some work on coverage, but he’s a known commodity and someone to build around. Hard to imagine him getting Patrick Willis money in Atlanta, though.
3) Harry Douglas
This ones a no-brainer. There’s no one proven after him, he’s shown he can play, he can take over for Roddy White down the road, and he solidifies the offensive arsenal for years.
4) Jason Snelling
He is extremely versatile and if he could make a permanent move to fullback,
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In the team’s 2011 season in review, they reveal general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s 2012 draft plan:
“It doesn’t matter where we are in the Draft, it doesn’t matter
where our needs may be. I really want to have a firm grasp.
You never know where you’re going to see those players later.
It could be in free agency, it could be because of a cut early.
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton (50), who could become a free agent, forces Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne (7) to throw an incomplete pass during first quarter NFL preseason football action in Miami, Friday, Aug. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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