The Falcons overhauled their football operation this offseason with new General Manager Terry Fontenot and new head coach Arthur Smith. But Atlanta has a tall task ahead to get the roster ready for the 2021 season.
The club is one of a few in bad shape with the salary cap. Though the final number has yet to be determined, PFT reported on Sunday that it likely will not get up to $185 million — with the floor set at $180 million.
“Everything is in consideration,” Fontenot said Tuesday, via Jason Butt of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re going to have to make some hard decisions on this roster.”
There’s still a lot of time before even free agency begins on March 17. But the Falcons’ roster could look dramatically different than it did at the end of the 2020 season.