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Gonzalez doesn’t think Ryan needs contractual carrot

Gonzalez doesn’t think Ryan needs contractual carrot

profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 5, 2013
The Falcons apparently plan to give quarterback Matt Ryan a long-term contract sooner rather than later. Given that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was able to chase his new contract all the way to the Super Bowl win in 2012, maybe it would make more sens…
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  • Falcons’ Dimitroff: Brian Banks is not a charity case, he can c…

    Falcons’ Dimitroff: Brian Banks is not a charity case, he can compete

    profootballtalk.com Apr 5, 2013
    Did the Falcons sign Brian Banks because they legitimately believe he has a chance to make the team? Or did they sign him because they want to do something nice for a guy whose football career was stolen from him when he was falsely accused of rape? Fal…
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  • Eight in the Box: Under the radar

    Eight in the Box: Under the radar

    ESPN.com Apr 5, 2013
    A look at the top under-the-radar move made by each NFC South team thus far this offseason: Atlanta Falcons: Most of the attention has gone to the additions of running back Steven Jackson and defensive end Osi Umenyiora. But the re-signing of safety Wil…
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  • Cowboys, Jags reach out to Tyson Clabo

    Cowboys, Jags reach out to Tyson Clabo

    profootballtalk.com Apr 5, 2013
    It didn’t take long for tackle Tyson Clabo to start hearing from teams after he was released by the Falcons. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that the Cowboys and Jaguars have already reached out to Clabo about the possibility of adding him to their offe
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Apr 5, 2013
    Time for a quick run through some headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The offseason program doesn’t start for a few more weeks. But running back Steven Jackson already is working out on his own and this is the first time we’ve seen him
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  • NFC South chat at 1 p.m. Friday

    NFC South chat at 1 p.m. Friday

    ESPN.com Apr 5, 2013
    It’s Friday, so that means it’s time to chat. The NFC South chat will be held at 1 p.m. ET. We’ll be taking draft and free-agency questions on the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers. Here’s the link to
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  • Video - Gonzalez Returns For 17th Season 02:36

    Gonzalez Returns For 17th Season

    Apr 5
    Tony Gonzalez discusses the Falcons' loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game and his decision to return for a 17th season.

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    Apr 5
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    Apr 5
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