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Falcons re-signed S Ricardo Allen.
Allen was an exclusive rights free agent. The 2014 fifth-rounder started 14 games last season after spending the majority of his rookie year on the practice squad. He was a league average starter at free safety. Allen just turned 24 in December.


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The Falcons have tendered exclusive rights free agent S Ricardo Allenicon-article-link.gif .

An exclusive rights free agent is a player whose contract has expired and has three or fewer tenured years in the league. His original team must make a contract offer by the league imposed deadline or the player becomes an unrestricted free agent. No compensation is awarded for losing EFAs.

Allen, 5-9, 186 pounds, was selected by the Falcons in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Purdue. He spent the first 15 weeks of the 2014 season as a member of the Falcons practice squad. Last season, Allen received his first major playing time as he started 14 of the 15 games he played in. He recorded 68 total tackles (59 solo), five passes defensed, three interceptions – which was a team high – one sack, and one fumble recovery.

Looks like we still have to make him a contract offer. The first article wasn't clear if we had actually made him an offer and he signed.

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38 minutes ago, blackredfellow said:

Agreed. I like the kid, and i'd say last season was a pretty big success considering it was his first at safety.

The effort was there and I think we should all appreciate that. He wants to be on this team and he wants to contribute. Nothin but respect for Al

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Just now, Falconsfan567 said:

That is the way this place has always been. It's no different than the local nightly news.

Not to be intentionally argumentative (for once, maybe) I feel like the local news actually does have some positive stories...more than the national news. And the funny thing is it actually is pretty boring. 

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