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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]

Falcons extend Leon McFadden, Austin Pasztor

The Falcons have retained a couple of players who were set to become free agents tomorrow. Atlanta signed cornerback Leon McFadden and offensive lineman Austin Pasztor to one-year extensions, the team announced today. The 27-year-old McFadden has been a well-traveled cornerback, paying for the Browns, Jets, 49ers, Cardinals, Giants and Cowboys before ending up in [more]

Falcons prepared to sit out most of free agency

While other teams are already throwing cash around at new guys, the Falcons appear prepared to relax for most of this free agent period. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons aren’t expected to do much at all in the market, focusing on their own guys as the market prepares to [more]

Falcons use second-round tender on Ben Garland as well

Safety Ricardo Allen isn’t the only Falcons restricted free agent getting a second-round tender on Monday. The team announced that guard Ben Garland is also being tendered at that level. Both players will be set to make $2.914 million if they play out the year under the terms of the tender. Garland signed with the [more]

Ricardo Allen gets second-round tender from Falcons

Safety Ricardo Allen won’t be leaving the Falcons without compensation coming back to Atlanta. PFT has confirmed that Allen is getting the second-round restricted free agent tender from the Falcons this week. The tender sets him up to make $2.914 million from the Falcons and sets the Falcons up to get a second-round pick if [more]

Kirk Cousins bids farewell to Washington

While his next destination isn’t known, it’s a given that quarterback Kirk Cousins will be signing with a team other than the one that made him a fourth-round pick in 2012. And so Cousins has bid farewell to Washington with a message posted at his website. “As I’m about to make one of the bigger [more]

Seahawks expected to show interest in Austin Seferian-Jenkins

The Seahawks are in the midst of a purge, but eventually, they’re going to have to put a team on the field. In addition to what seems like their entire defense, the Seahawks are expected to lose tight end Jimmy Graham in free agency. They appear interest in filling that gap with a local product. [more]

Falcons sign Blidi Wreh-Wilson to extension

The Falcons signed cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson to a one-year extension. He was scheduled to become a free agent next week. Wreh-Wilson, 28, has played five NFL seasons, the past two with the Falcons. The Titans made him a third-round choice in 2013, and he spent three seasons in Tennessee. Wreh-Wilson made a start against the [more]

Derrick Shelby visited Seahawks, headed to Browns

Former Falcons defensive end Derrick Shelby spent Thursday in Seattle and now is headed to Cleveland, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Atlanta released Shelby last week, saving the team $3.25 million. Shelby spent his first four seasons in Miami. He signed a four-year, $18 million deal with the Falcons two years ago. He tore [more]

Falcons create more cap room with Brooks Reed pay cut

The Falcons are trying to create some cap flexibility, restructuring a second veteran contract this week. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Falcons have adjusted the numbers to allow veteran linebacker defensive end Brooks Reed to stay put. Reed was scheduled to make $4.5 million this year, but obviously he’ll be bringing [more]

Andy Levitre took $2.5 million pay cut to stay with Falcons

The “restructuring” Falcons guard Andy Levitre agreed to yesterday was more like an “expensive haircut.” According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Levitre took a $2.5 million pay cut in the transaction. He’s now scheduled to make $4.5 million, with $3.5 million of that in a fully guaranteed base salary. That’s probably enough to [more]

Austin Hooper staying in Atlanta to work with Matt Ryan

The Falcons hope to see their offensive production rebound in 2018 and a couple of players aren’t waiting for the offseason program to start working toward that goal. Tight end Austin Hooper is in Atlanta rather than spending time at home in California so that he and quarterback Matt Ryan can get in more work [more]

Falcons restructure Andy Levitre’s contract

The Falcons weren’t able to land Michael Bennett, but they have freed up some cap room for their next foray. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons have restructured the contract of veteran guard Andy Levitre. He was sent to enter the final year of his contract, and was carrying an $8.3 [more]

Reports: Matt Bryant gets three-year deal worth $10.5 million with Falcons

Most of the top kickers scheduled for free agency are signing new contracts with their current teams before hitting the open market. Matt Bryant was the latest to sign a new deal on Monday as he re-upped with the Atlanta Falcons for three more seasons. According to multiple reports, Bryant will earn $10.5 million with [more]

The 2018 franchise tag values are set

The NFL announced that the salary cap for the 2018 season will be $177.2 million for each team, which means there are no more projected salaries to attach to players who get the franchise tag before Tuesday’s deadline. Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is set to make $15.982 million under the terms of the tag, [more]

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