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Falcons coach Dan Quinn confirmed OT Sam Baker (knee) is a candidate for the starting left guard job.

Baker spent all last year on I.R. with a torn patellar tendon. He also missed 12 games in 2013, and is best suited for the inside at this stage. Seven months removed from knee surgery, Baker is questionable for training camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 28 - 9:05 PM

CBS Sports' Joel Corry expects Julio Jones to aim for $50 million-plus guaranteed on a long-term extension.

Both coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff have stated that signing Jones to an extension is a priority as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. With all four of Jones, Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, and A.J. Green looking for new contracts, we're just waiting for one of them to set the bar. Jones has past foot issues, but is expected to command around $15 million annually.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 25 - 9:12 AM

Falcons signed TE Tony Moeaki, formerly of the Seahawks, to a one-year contract.

Moeaki ended 2014 with the Seahawks, catching eight passes in six games while battling calf and shoulder ailments. He missed the Bills' entire preseason with a hamstring issue. Moeaki can block and has always had loads of pass-catching talent, but has struggled with durability as much as anyone in the league. He's reuniting with ex-Seahawks DC Dan Quinn in Atlanta. Moeaki will have to have a healthy camp to ensure a spot on the Falcons' 53-man roster.
Mar 19 - 3:15 PM

Falcons signed TE Jacob Tamme, formerly of the Broncos, to a two-year contract.

Tamme picked the Falcons over a return to the Broncos. He'll have a shot at far more looks in Atlanta than he ever would have in Denver. 2015 marks only the second season Tamme, 30, has played in his career without Peyton Manning. Levine Toilolo's a mere end-of-the-line blocker. New OC Kyle Shanahan's offense likes to feature the tight end, which works in Tamme's favor. We still wouldn't be surprised if Atlanta addressed tight end early in the draft. It'd be a great round-two landing spot for Minnesota's Maxx Williams.
Mar 19 - 10:49 AM

ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports Jacob Tamme has agreed to a deal with the Falcons, though he "wouldn't rule out the Broncos" until the contract is signed.

With underachieving Levine Toilolo penciled in as the starter, the Falcons needed to address tight end and it sounds like they're doing so with Tamme. However, as McClure points out, there's also incentive to return to Denver, as Tamme has a close relationship with Peyton Manning having played with him since 2008. Owen Daniels and Virgil Green currently sit atop Denver's tight end depth chart.
Mar 19 - 8:25 AM

Free agent Jacob Tamme is currently visiting the Falcons.

The Tamme visit comes on the heels of Atlanta meeting with Rob Housler. Housler would be a higher-ceiling target than 30-year-old Tamme, who is best suited for a No. 3 tight end role at this stage of his journeymanish career.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 18 - 8:35 PM

Falcons signed OG Jared Smith, formerly of the Seahawks.

A seventh-round pick out of New Hampshire in 2013, Smith was converted from defensive tackle to guard in Seattle. He has familiarity with new coach Dan Quinn and will battle for one of the Falcons' final roster spots.
Mar 18 - 8:18 PM

Falcons re-signed DE Kroy Biermann to a one-year, $1.925 million contract that includes a $500,000 signing bonus.

Coming off career highs in tackles (75) and sacks (4.5), Biermann will return as part of Atlanta's front-seven rotation. Biermann's capability of playing both linebacker and defensive line will make him a candidate for either of new coach Dan Quinn's edge positions, one called "Leo" and the other "Otto." As Leo mostly rushes the passer, we suspect Biermann will fit better at Otto.
Mar 18 - 4:42 PM

Falcons signed DE/OLB O'Brien Schofield.

Schofield is coming off a strong showing as a reserve in Seattle last year, posting two sacks and a forced fumble in 341 snaps. When healthy, he's a solid pass rusher with the ability to play both outside linebacker and defensive end.
Mar 12 - 5:55 PM

Falcons agreed to terms with CB Phillip Adams, formerly of the Jets.

Claimed off waivers by the Jets last September, Adams appeared in 12 games, making four starts. He was a liability when on the field, and is just a depth signing for the Falcons.
Mar 12 - 2:49 PM

Falcons agreed to terms with DE Adrian Clayborn, formerly of the Bucs, on a one-year deal worth up to $4.5 million.

Clayborn was limited to just one game by a torn biceps last season, but notched 5.5 sacks in 955 snaps the year before. Injuries limited him to 36 of a possible 64 games in Tampa. Clayborn is by no means a dominating presence, but was one of the best edge rushers remaining. Few teams are less stocked at pass rusher than Atlanta.
Mar 12 - 2:44 PM

The Denver Post reports the Broncos remain interested in free agent TE Jacob Tamme.

The Broncos added Owen Daniels and re-signed Virgil Green, so Tamme would be veteran depth if he returns. Tamme had a 14/109/2 line as Denver's No. 3 tight end last season.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 11 - 5:21 PM

Falcons signed WR Leonard Hankerson, formerly of the Redskins, to a one-year, $1 million contract.

HankTime has long been intriguing as a big (6'2/211) and fast (4.43 forty) receiver capable of playing inside and outside. But his recent career has been marred by torn knee ligaments. Hankerson reunites with OC Kyle Shanahan and will compete for a job behind Julio Jones and Roddy White this summer.
Mar 11 - 2:42 PM

Free agent DE Adrian Clayborn will visit the Falcons on Wednesday.

The Falcons are finally trying to address their immense need for pass rushers. In addition to Clayborn, the team is interested in free agents Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo. Injury-plagued Clayborn should come cheap.
Mar 11 - 10:37 AM

The Falcons will host free agent WR Leonard Hankerson.

Atlanta is the only known team with interest in the wideout formerly known as "HankTime." Hankerson knows new Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan from D.C.
Mar 10 - 7:29 PM


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