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Rodgers could be the next quarterback to get a new deal

Rodgers could be the next quarterback to get a new deal

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 5, 2013
It’s widely believed that the next wave of quarterbacks to get new deals in the wake of the Joe Flacco contract will include Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. But the most glaring contr
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Mar 5, 2013
    Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS D. Orlando Ledbetter writes that a contract extension for quarterback Matt Ryan could end up costing the Falcons nearly $140 million. That’s a huge sum, but I have no do
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  • William Moore hopes to get deal done with Falcons soon

    William Moore hopes to get deal done with Falcons soon

    profootballtalk.com Mar 5, 2013
    The franchise tag deadline came and went without the Falcons using theirs, leaving open the possibility that safety William Moore will hit the open market next week. While Moore isn’t upset about going tagless - it would have guaranteed him a salary o
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  • Falcons sign Antone Smith to two-year deal

    Falcons sign Antone Smith to two-year deal

    The Falcons signed running back Antone Smith to a two-year deal Tuesday, giving themselves some cost certainty and a special teamer. Smith was going to be a restricted free agent, but other teams are trying to lock up guys at something less than the $1.…
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  • Joe Flacco’s deal just drove up Matt Ryan’s future cost for the…

    Joe Flacco’s deal just drove up Matt Ryan’s future cost for the Atlanta Falcons

    yahoo.com Mar 5, 2013
    When Joe Flacco signed his monstrous, NFL-record deal last week, the reverberations shook the foundations of quite a few teams who just realized it's going to cost them a lot more to keep their franchise QBs. Chief among those: the Atlanta Falcons, whos…
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Mar 5, 2013
    Time for a morning look at some headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Scott Carasik has a list of free-agent tight ends the Falcons could pursue if Tony Gonzalez retires. He has Martellus Bennett and Jared Cook at the top of the list and …
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Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Hue Jackson left wondering what derailed a once promising fut…

    Mar 5
    This is not the Hue Jackson most football fans have come to know. He is seated on the edge of his king bed in a downtown Indianapolis hotel room, the smell of onions from room service heavy in the air. He is talking softly and slowly -- a strong contras…
  • Peter King: Kuechly goes back to school; Chiefs break from Pioli's way; ma…

    Mar 5
    We interrupt the never-ending hype for NFL free agency (when, by the way, is the last time a great free agent class led a team deep into that season's playoffs?) to talk about 15 weeks that no one ever talks about. But people should.