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Familiarity a driving factor for Falcons free agent additions

Free agent destinations can be appealing for a number of reasons. Every player values different factors, but the primary motivations will always remain the same — money, geography, chances of a Super Bowl, family life, and coaching familiarity.

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Are the Falcons bringing back any more of their own free agents?

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Olamide Zaccheaus and Rashaan Evans highlight the list of available players from the 2022 squad.

The Falcons have elected to lock up a fair number of their own free agents. With new deals for right tackle Kaleb McGary, punter Bradley Pinion, outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter, and fullback Keith Smith among the re-signings, the Falcons clearly believe some key contributors for 2022 can be factors on an improved 2023 squad.

That said, there are still...

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Former Falcons special teams mainstay finds new home in free agency

According to Ian Rapoport, former Falcons special teams ace Mike Ford has signed a one-year deal worth $2.25 million with the Browns. Ford appeared in all 17 games for Atlanta last year, including two starts.

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Falcons sign potential starting nickel defender in Mike Hughes

After hosting him on a visit, the Falcons are signing Mike Hughes to a two-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport. Mike Hughes has been considered a slot specialist, beginning his career in Minnesota after being selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Falcons sign veteran CB Mike Hughes

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After a visit earlier in the week, NFL Network’s Ian Rapport reports that veteran cornerback Mike Hughes will sign with the Falcons. The former first-round pick spent last season with the Lions after stints with the Chiefs and Vikings.

The Atlanta Falcons have been busy since the start of NFL free agency, making over a dozen moves in the span of a week. Things had started to slow down heading into the weekend, but Terry Fontenot is right back at...

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Falcons unlikely to draft Jalen Carter if he falls to No. 8, per The Athletic

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There are too many red flags surrounding the UGA prospect.

General manager Terry Fontenot has been setting his draft board in the last few weeks, thanks in part to the recent completion of the NFL Combine and the start of free agency. The team has hit on multiple needs early in free agency, landing players like Jessie Bates, Jonnu Smith and David Onyemata while retaining both Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary.

It has been a good start and helps...

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Five starting-caliber free agent options remaining for the Falcons

The first couple of waves of free agency have past, and most of the top names are off the board. But some still remain, and the Falcons are among the teams with the most cap space available at $24.1 million, per Over The Cap.

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Five winners from first week of NFL free agency

Most of the headline free agents of the 2023 class have signed lucrative deals, and several teams have not been shy about opening up the checkbook. Here's a look at the teams who had the best starts to the offseason.

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The Athletic: Falcons will pass on Jalen Carter, who will likely fall to #8

During the Georiga Bulldogs’ run to a second straight national championship, Falcons fans watched in hopes of landing the most talented player on the field in Jalen Carter.

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Offseason 2023 Mock Draft 4.0 — Post Tampering Period (5 Rounds)

The Falcons have filled some holes in free agency, but they still have some sore spots on the roster. I’m a big believer in plugging holes during free agency so you can focus on the best player available in the draft, no matter the position.

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Atlanta’s first wave of free agency is over, but they’re not done yet

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The Falcons lined up their splashes, but there’s still work to do.

These Falcons don’t want to go into the 2023 NFL Draft with holes on the roster, which means the quiet days we’ve seen since Atlanta’s early splashes in free agency won’t last. The first wave of this Falcons free agency period is over, however, and the majority of their big splashes in free agency have ended with it.

That’s not a criticism or a...

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Falcons bring back veteran on a one-year deal to bolster secondary depth

The cornerback position was a revolving door for the Falcons in 2022. Casey Hayward missed much of the year when a shoulder injury landed him on the injured reserve.

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Atlanta Falcons Offseason Has A Familiar Ring To It

It has now been more than a few years since the Atlanta Falcons turned a 25-point lead in Super Bowl LI into a six-point overtime loss to Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots.

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Falcons bolster receiving core with veteran on one-year deal

The Falcons are adding some size to the offense after signing former Raiders wideout Mack Hollins to a one-year deal, per Taylor Vippolis. Outside of Drake London, the Falcons had exactly zero experienced receivers, enter Mack Hollins.

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Falcons sign Super Bowl-winning wide receiver

The Atlanta Falcons are working on improving their roster ahead of the 2023 season and have made an addition to the receiving corps.

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Atlanta Falcons Sign Super Bowl Winning Wide Receiver

The Atlanta Falcons are working on improving their roster ahead of the 2023 season. The Falcons will have a new starting quarterback next season, and the team hopes they can make a push to win a weak NFC South.

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WR Mack Hollins signs one-year deal with Falcons 

The new deal is reportedly a one-year, $2.5M contract including a signing bonus of $910K and a base salary of $1.08M. The deal will reportedly also include a per game active roster bonus of $30K for a potential season total of $510K.

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Falcons reportedly sign WR Mack Hollins

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Coming off a career year, Hollins will land in Atlanta with a chance at a major role.

We’ve been waiting for the Falcons to add to a pretty thin wide receiver depth chart, given that the team has basically zero proven options beyond Drake London. On Sunday night, it appears they’ve added a starting option, with former Raider Mack Hollins reportedly set to sign with Atlanta.

The report comes from Taylor Vippolis, a reporter with Inside Carolina, which...

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PFF grades each 2023 free agent addition for the Falcons

PFF has released their grades for each signing, and they have some interesting thoughts on the Falcons: I’d encourage you to read the whole article with

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Falcons updated cap space following most recent signings

The Falcons have been active from the jump since the start of free agency. They’ve filled a number of holes, and the roster is beginning to look somewhat competent, which hasn’t been said about this organization in five years.

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