Stephen Nicholas will return to Falcons

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The Falcons entered this offseason facing big questions at linebacker.

They answered one on Wednesday morning after agreeing to a five-year deal with super sub linebacker Stephen Nicholas, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

There was a report Nicholas could head to the Giants, but it looks like New York may have been used for leverage.  It’s uncertain if Mike Peterson will be back with Atlanta; it’s also possible Nicholas’ role could increase in 2011.