Taylor Gabriel wants to remain with Falcons forever

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The Cleveland Browns’ trash became the Atlanta Falcons’ treasure.

Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel caught 35 passes for 579 yards with six touchdowns after joining the Falcons in September. His addition provided Matt Ryan with a speed receiver to supplement an already strong Falcons’ receiving corps.

Gabriel will be a restricted free agent next month but he says he absolutely wants to remain in Atlanta.

Of course, I want to be a Falcon forever,” Gabriel said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. “Just the camaraderie and the group, from (coach) Dan Quinn to the owner (Arthur Blank). And everyone has bought into what we have here. Yes, I want to be a Falcon forever.”

If they can’t come to terms on an extension before free agency begins on March 9, the Falcons will have to place a restricted free agent tender on Gabriel. They can place either a first-round, second-round or original-round tender on Gabriel. Each tender comes with varying financial commitments.

A first- or second-round tender would entitle Atlanta to receive compensation should an opposing team sign Gabriel to an offer sheet. Since Gabriel was an undrafted free agent signing out of college, the original-round tender would not carry compensation due to the Falcons should he sign an offer sheet elsewhere.

2 responses to “Taylor Gabriel wants to remain with Falcons forever

  1. This will be a huge mistake if the Falcons don’t resign Turbo Gabriel…. Taylor is on of the Falcons main weapons. #ResignTaylorTurboGabriel

  2. kennyfalcons says:
    Feb 15, 2017 11:03 AM

    This will be a huge mistake if the Falcons don’t resign Turbo Gabriel…. Taylor is on of the Falcons main weapons. #ResignTaylorTurboGabriel
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    Before SB 51, Gabriel and Sanu, but most especially Jones, were all were hailed as yardage machines – with Jones virtually unstoppable. But when you look at the SB 51 stats, they were very unexecptional (Jones 87yds, Gabriel 76, Sanu 25). Btw, Jones drew a true 2-man coverage in the 2nd half, which is when Gabriel got most of his yards. By comparison, White had 110yds, Edelman 87 (in all, 6 – SIX – Pats were over 50 yds).

    Over the season, Gabriel had 579yds (13 games) – useful but, as with all the Pats guys, much of that is thanks to the QB (and the double-teaming on Jones). Gabriel is hardly worth protecting.

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