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Logan Paulsen agrees to one-year deal with Falcons

The Falcons agreed to terms with tight end Logan Paulsen on a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. Paulsen also visited the Lions. Paulsen, 31, played 14 games last season, but the 49ers used him mostly as a run blocker and on special teams. He played 144 snaps on offense and 154 on special teams. [more]

Thomas Dimitroff can’t put timetable on getting Matt Ryan a new deal

Now that Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins have established the quarterback market, it would seem new deals for Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers aren’t far away. But Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff tapped the brakes on a new deal for his quarterback. “I couldn’t even put a [timetable on it]. I don’t know how close [more]

Pernell McPhee visiting Falcons Wednesday

The Falcons are taking a look at a potential addition to their defense on Wednesday. The team announced that linebacker Pernell McPhee will be in Atlanta for a visit. McPhee was released by the Bears last month and visited with the Redskins recently. McPhee spent the last three seasons with the Bears and recorded 14 [more]

Report: Falcons expressing interest in linebacker Arthur Moats

The Atlanta Falcons have expressed interest in eight-year veteran linebacker Arthur Moats, according to Jeremy Fowler of Moats has spent matching four-year stints with the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers. While the report states the Steelers remain interested in bringing Moats back possibly later in the free agent process, Moats is exploring his options. [more]

Report: Lions host Levine Toilolo

The Lions continue to host tight ends as they seek depth at the position after losing Eric Ebron and Darren Fells. Levine Toilolo is the latest to visit Detroit, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Logan Paulsen, Brent Celek and Luke Willson already have visited. The Falcons cut Toilolo, saving $3.5 million against their salary [more]

Falcons bring Justin Bethel in for a visit

The Falcons acknowledged they weren’t going to be very active in free agency, at least until quarterback Matt Ryan‘s next deal was signed. It hasn’t been, but they’re doing something. The team announced that cornerback Justin Bethel was visiting today, the first reported news on the three-time Pro Bowl special teamer. The former sixth-rounder has [more]

The veteran running back market still is still sputtering, for the most part

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will make more than $14.5 million this year under the franchise tag. 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon, the biggest winner in the free-agency class at the position, will average $7.5 million per year over four years, nearly half of Bell’s one-year amount. Nearly a week into the free-agency process, here’s [more]

Schedule release coming within the next month, most likely

The announcement of the next season’s schedule has become in recent years one of the major NFL offseason tent pole events. With free agency quickly dying down, it becomes be the next big thing to which to look forward to. Which. Based on the trend that has developed in recent years, the league most likely [more]

Patriots sign Adrian Clayborn

The Patriots are adding some depth to the defensive line. Former Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn announced on Instagram that he is now a Patriot. Clayborn was the Buccaneers’ first-round pick in 2011 and played four years in Tampa. He then played three years in Atlanta. Last year Clayborn had a career-high 9.5 sacks, including [more]

Adrian Clayborn visiting Patriots

The Patriots have an obvious need for pass-rushers, and they also have a type. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn is visiting the Patriots. The 29-year-old Clayborn is coming off a career-high nine sacks with the Falcons last year, and fits what the Patriots are looking for on a few [more]

Dontari Poe agrees to three-year, $27 million deal with Panthers

The Panthers lost defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, but they have found his replacement. Carolina has reached a three-year, $27 million deal with Dontari Poe, according to Kimberly Martin of the Washington Post. Poe, 27, leaves the Falcons after one season. He previously played five seasons in Kansas City after the Chiefs made him the 11th [more]

Report: Falcons, Patriots have contacted Danny Woodhead

The Ravens released running back Danny Woodhead this week and he’s heard from a couple of teams that might offer him a spot for the 2018 season. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Falcons and Patriots have both contacted Woodhead. He has not scheduled a visit with either team at this point. The [more]

Falcons adding guard Brandon Fusco

The Falcons can’t do too much in free agency until they deal with quarterback Matt Ryan‘s contract, but they got him some protection. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Falcons have signed veteran guard Brandon Fusco to a three-year deal. Fusco, 29, spent last year with the 49ers after playing his first six years [more]

Quinton Spain tops all players in Performance-Based Pay

The NFL announced the recipients of Performance-Based Pay on Wednesday and Titans left guard Quinton Spain is on top of the list. The Performance-Based Pay program compensates players based on a comparison of playing time to salary. Players on the low end of the salary scale who see a great deal of playing time wind [more]

Bears adding Taylor Gabriel to wide receiver group

The Bears came into the offseason with big needs at wide receiver and they’ve been aggressive about addressing them. They landed Allen Robinson with a three-year deal after the first day of “legal tampering” and now they are also expected to sign a four-year deal with former Falcon Taylor Gabriel. The news came from Gabriel’s [more]

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