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Free Agency 2015 ....

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Fav Time of the Offseason Begins Mar 10th

this is the thread for all your team Moves....

Lota Talk already about Player Movement....

Names Linked to Falcons thus far

in House

Spoon OLB

D Lowery FS

J Arenas CB

C Peters DT

UFAs

JPP DE Giants

J Thomas TE Broncos

M Smith OLB Seahawks

J Forsett RB Ravens

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That would be quite the FA crop, shred.

yea

way it looks our top target will get tagged tho....

and he77

only espn and d led are talking Falcons FAs atm

so consider the sources and well, it may hold some water, but yea.....

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let me help out Panthers here.....

top 2 are likely to get tagged...

Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys)

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26 years old, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds
88 receptions, 16 touchdowns, 1,320 receiving yards in the 2014 regular season
Whether Bryant will re-sign for the Cowboys or end up signing for another team, it is irrefutable that, come the 2015-2016 season, this ace receiver will be earning some major bucks. Severally, the Cowboys have revealed their intention to keep Bryant in the team, even if it will mean that they let go of running back DeMarco Murray, who will also be available as a free-agent. As things currently stand, I don’t see Dallas letting go of Bryant because he’s just too important for them, but if they make the mistake of dilly-dallying with the negotiations, be sure that some well-endowed team will snatch him away from the market in a heart beat.

Demaryius Thomas (Denver Broncos) 111 receptions, 11 touchdowns, 1,619 receiving yards in the 2014 regular season

Over the past three years, there has arguably been no wide receiver that has stayed consistently good in his output than Thomas, who has been racking up at least 1,400 yards, more than 10 touchdowns and not-less-than 90 catches in each of those three seasons. After recently saying that he’d love to continue playing with his quarterback, Peyton Manning, it is likely that Thomas will extend with the Broncos. But with rumours surrounding Manning and his high likelihood to retire, Thomas may just be forced to go elsewhere, of course on a big-money move.

Randall Cobb (Green Bay Packers)

91 receptions, 12 touchdowns, 1,287 receiving yards in the 2014 regular season
This electrifying former Kentucky University player is coming off a big season, cutting out a niche for himself as one of Aaron Rodgers’ hottest targets. Besides being a deep-threat specialist, Cobb is adept at making plays off quick passes to the outside and also getting open across the middle, making him an all-rounded danger to his opponents. At just 24 years, and with his stellar numbers, Cobb has the opportunity to command a huge deal during the offseason, either with the Packers (where he probably prefers), or any other suitor ready to put some major-money deal on the table.

Jeremy Maclin (Philadelphia Eagles)

85 receptions, 10 touchdowns, 1,318 receiving yards in the 2014 regular season
It has been a breakout season for Maclin, who is in his sixth NFL season, and he’d definitely want to strike the iron while it’s still hot by negotiating for a good deal, which would see him paid handsomely in the next foreseeable future. The Chesterfield-born player suffered a torn ACL last year, prompting him to sign for just a 1-year deal with the Eagles, but after playing all games this season and maintaining his productivity, the Eagles should come knocking to his door with a better long-term deal. If not, remind me to tell you about more than 10 teams that would not hesitate to approach him.

Michael Crabtree (San Francisco 49ers)

68 receptions, 4 touchdowns, 698 receiving yards in the 2014 regular season
Crabtree’s numbers are not as high as other NFL WRs in this list, which is probably because the 49ers’ offense has been on a downward spiral under the leadership of the out-of-sorts QB Colin Kaepernick. With better supply from a better quarterback, the talented Crabtree has the potential to post decent numbers. Teams looking to sign him should however be wary of his durability issues that saw him miss a good number of games prior to the 2014-2015 season.

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Houston was the only fa pass rusher I wanted. Hopefully they zero in on a top shelf te, an averagish pass rusher and some Oline competition/depth.

Safety would be another high priority I hope.

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That would be quite the FA crop, shred.

Why? Other than Thomas, who if signed will be the next Tony Gonzalez according to the Hen and his butt buddy in TATF, Gazoo.laugh.png

I like smith, because he played for Quinn in Seattle, but that's about it.

JPP's staying in New York.

and Forsett's a 30 year old running back......

They can have that FA haul...

Plus free agent bonanzas are rarely, if ever, real game changers.

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Houston was the only fa pass rusher I wanted. Hopefully they zero in on a top shelf te, an averagish pass rusher and some Oline competition/depth.

Safety would be another high priority I hope.

There was NO WAY KC wouldn't keep Houston!!

As far as the TE's go they'd be better off drafting one, there are several very, very good TE's coming out this year. I think they pick one, even if the sign Thomas. He's a good one, but I doubt he's worth the $$ he wants.

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Why? Other than Thomas, who if signed will be the next Tony Gonzalez according to the Hen and his butt buddy in TATF, Gazoo.laugh.png

I like smith, because he played for Quinn in Seattle, but that's about it.

JPP's staying in New York.

and Forsett's a 30 year old running back......

They can have that FA haul...

yea JPP will get tagged

next guy up according to some would not be Houston or Hardy

but little known J Hughes from Buf....

he is a Quinn kinda Guy and would fit in well here

but yea if they get none of these top 4 guys at DE

look for them to deal with Jags to assure them of one of those top 2 Rookies in D Fowler jr or V Beasley

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There was NO WAY KC wouldn't keep Houston!!

As far as the TE's go they'd be better off drafting one, there are several very, very good TE's coming out this year. I think they pick one, even if the sign Thomas. He's a good one, but I doubt he's worth the $$ he wants.

I was under the impression the TEs this year sucked. Regardless getting a great te is a must

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yea JPP will get tagged

next guy up according to some would not be Houston or Hardy

but little known J Hughes from Buf....

he is a Quinn kinda Guy and would fit in well here

but yea if they get none of these top 4 guys at DE

look for them to deal with Jags to assure them of one of those top 2 Rookies in D Fowler jr or V Beasley

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Houston was the only fa pass rusher I wanted. Hopefully they zero in on a top shelf te, an averagish pass rusher and some Oline competition/depth.

Safety would be another high priority I hope.

But I thought Toilolo was the answer at TE?

He is 12 ft tall, you know!?

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I was under the impression the TEs this year sucked. Regardless getting a great te is a must

I Agree

and so do Falcons

we are gonna nab one of those top 3 FA TEs

and we will see a lot more 2 TE Sets outa Falcons I bet....

giving them bigger stronger Targets off the Line

You Gotta a J Thomas and LT inside and White and Jones outside

thats a match up Nightmare just in the passing game, you got RBs who can take it to the House as your Single Back, D has serious Match up Issues to deal with vs Falcons O

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I was under the impression the TEs this year sucked. Regardless getting a great te is a must

If you go by the combine several of 'em looked good. I was rather disappointed in O'Leary, Winston's TE at FSU didn't have a better showing. I was thinking the Falcons might try and pick him with their #2 or 3 pick, if they didn't sign Thomas.

Imagine...."RYAN to O'LEARY for the TOUCHDOWN!!!!", you'd have every Irishman on the east coast blessing the Holy Mother!!laugh.pnglaugh.png

But I thought Toilolo was the answer at TE?

He is 12 ft tall, you know!?

That was more in TATF wasn't it?

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lets take a look at the FA TEs

  1. Julius Thomas, TE, Broncos. Age: 27.
    Julius Thomas does not function well as a blocker, but he's one of the most athletic tight ends in the NFL. He has caught 24 touchdowns in the past two years, which isn't a surprise considering who his quarterback has been. An ankle injury slowed Thomas down at the end of the 2014 campaign.
  2. Jordan Cameron, TE, Browns. Age: 27.
    Jordan Cameron caught 80 passes in 2013, but was an obvious candidate for regression when Rob Chudzinski left. Still, Cameron is a very athletic tight end who is capable of posting big numbers. The main issue is his health; he has an extensive concussion history.

  3. Charles Clay, TE, Dolphins. Age: 26.
    Charles Clay saw a drop in production this past season because of a lingering knee injury. Clay, just 26 in February, is an athletic H-back who provides mismatches for most teams. He should be able to rebound in 2015, as long as he's healthy.
  4. Jermaine Gresham, TE, Bengals. Age: 27.
    Jermaine Gresham hasn't had a poor tenure in Cincinnati or anything, but he hasn't come close to meeting expectations as a former first-round pick.
  5. Niles Paul, TE, Redskins. Age: 26.
    Niles Paul had a couple of solid performances when filling in for a Jordan Reed. He's not a good blocker, however.




  6. Virgil Green, TE, Broncos. Age: 27.
  7. Owen Daniels, TE, Ravens. Age: 32.
  8. Matt Spaeth, TE, Steelers. Age: 31.
  9. James Casey, TE, Eagles. Age: 30.
  10. Lee Smith, TE, Bills. Age: 27.
  11. Bear Pascoe, TE, Falcons. Age: 29.
  12. Lance Kendricks, TE, Rams. Age: 27.
  13. Tony Moeaki, TE, Seahawks. Age: 28.
  14. Rob Housler, TE, Cardinals. Age: 27.
  15. Dante Rosario, TE, Bears. Age: 30.
  16. Ed Dickson, TE, Panthers. Age: 28.
  17. Jacob Tamme, TE, Broncos. Age: 30.
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I wouldn't touch Cameron.

Thomas is by far the best on the market...but he's gonna cost a bundle!

Gresham and Clay are interesting guys too...

both have shown Flashes

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lets talk tags

only 1 guy on our team i would tag

M Bryant

3.5 mil

the other guys i want back would be way to much

A Smith

Spoon

Peters

all have bigtime Tag Numbers.....

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Saints have no need to use the tag on anyone this year and I honestly don't see any FA we need to get signed that are on the team. Ingram had a good year but he's certainly replaceable. I don't expect us to do much via FA instead of maybe making one splash signing. We're in the hole right now but time and time again Loomis finds a way around the cap restraints. I'm thinking we sign one FA CB, I like Jackson or Maxwell. I wouldn't expect much more in FA, I think we'll do our part in the draft.

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Falcons are close to resigning the real Matty Ice. Can't wait for some more years of piercing the hearts of Sucs/Aints/Panties fans with game winners going right down the pipe! Nothing makes me happier.

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Maxwell been linked pretty hard to atl

Could work out nicely, pencil Max at #2 and push Alford to the slot. Then if Moore can get/stay healthy and Southward or Ismail step up, that's a pretty good secondary.

Won't mean jack without a pass rush though.

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lets take a look at the FA TEs

  1. Julius Thomas, TE, Broncos. Age: 27.

    Julius Thomas does not function well as a blocker, but he's one of the most athletic tight ends in the NFL. He has caught 24 touchdowns in the past two years, which isn't a surprise considering who his quarterback has been. An ankle injury slowed Thomas down at the end of the 2014 campaign.

  2. Jordan Cameron, TE, Browns. Age: 27.

    Jordan Cameron caught 80 passes in 2013, but was an obvious candidate for regression when Rob Chudzinski left. Still, Cameron is a very athletic tight end who is capable of posting big numbers. The main issue is his health; he has an extensive concussion history.

  3. Charles Clay, TE, Dolphins. Age: 26.

    Charles Clay saw a drop in production this past season because of a lingering knee injury. Clay, just 26 in February, is an athletic H-back who provides mismatches for most teams. He should be able to rebound in 2015, as long as he's healthy.

  4. Jermaine Gresham, TE, Bengals. Age: 27.

    Jermaine Gresham hasn't had a poor tenure in Cincinnati or anything, but he hasn't come close to meeting expectations as a former first-round pick.

  5. Niles Paul, TE, Redskins. Age: 26.

    Niles Paul had a couple of solid performances when filling in for a Jordan Reed. He's not a good blocker, however.

  6. Virgil Green, TE, Broncos. Age: 27.
  7. Owen Daniels, TE, Ravens. Age: 32.
  8. Matt Spaeth, TE, Steelers. Age: 31.
  9. James Casey, TE, Eagles. Age: 30.
  10. Lee Smith, TE, Bills. Age: 27.
  11. Bear Pascoe, TE, Falcons. Age: 29.
  12. Lance Kendricks, TE, Rams. Age: 27.
  13. Tony Moeaki, TE, Seahawks. Age: 28.
  14. Rob Housler, TE, Cardinals. Age: 27.
  15. Dante Rosario, TE, Bears. Age: 30.
  16. Ed Dickson, TE, Panthers. Age: 28.
  17. Jacob Tamme, TE, Broncos. Age: 30.

Obviously it would be Thomas or Cameron. Also good bets and a cheaper option would be Gresham or Clay.

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Could work out nicely, pencil Max at #2 and push Alford to the slot. Then if Moore can get/stay healthy and Southward or Ismail step up, that's a pretty good secondary.

Won't mean jack without a pass rush though.

Quinn already said he plans to try southward at cb too

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