Falcons are now ready to sign their free agents
The Falcons have a plan for free agency. It’s just not real sexy, but it’s a plan. By clearing salary-cap space, the team is $20 million under their adjusted cap of $124.3, according to NFLPA documents. The Falcons, who were 10 yards away from the Super Bowl, now can try to re-sign left tackle Sam Baker and safety William Moore to keep them from hitting the open market March 12. Teams can start negotiating with agents Saturday. There’s also the matter of cornerback Brent Grimes and tight end Tony Gonzalez as the team prepares for the long-term. It now knows the parameters of what quarterback Matt Ryan’s contract extension will look like in light of the six-year, $120.6 million deal that quarterback Joe Flacco has agreed to with the Baltimore Ravens. “It’s a priority for us when the time is right, and we’re not too worried about it, because we’re confident it’s going to get done,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “Our feeling is that Matt’s going to be with us for many years to come, and he’s our franchise guy.”
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