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No deal between Brent Grimes, Falcons

No deal between Brent Grimes, Falcons

profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Updated Mar 12, 2013
It’s a crazy, upside-down, topsy-turvy day in the NFL. And so some things are going to fall through the cracks.  Which is what happened earlier today, when a report emerged from D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Grimes has a
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  • Source: Falcons ink LT Baker to 6-year contract

    Source: Falcons ink LT Baker to 6-year contract

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    Left tackle Sam Baker has agreed to terms on a contract that will keep him with the Atlanta Falcons, according to a team official.
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  • Tony Gonzalez by the numbers

    Tony Gonzalez by the numbers

    Tony Gonzalez, who said multiple times he was 95 percent sure he would retire after last season, showed that numbers don’t always tell the whole story Tuesday when he said he was returning to the Atlanta Falcons next season. But I still trust numbers, e
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  • Breaking down William Moore's deal

    Breaking down William Moore's deal

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    I just got a look at the official numbers of the contract safety William Moore recently signed with the Atlanta Falcons. The five-year deal averages $5.913 million per season and $14 million of the deal is guaranteed. Moore received an $8.25 million sig…
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  • He's not 'Gonzo' after all

    He's not 'Gonzo' after all

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    In perhaps the biggest non-surprise of the offseason, tight end Tony Gonzalez reportedly has informed the Atlanta Falcons he wants to return for (at least) one more season. You could see that one coming from a mile away. Actually, I saw it coming since …
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  • Michael Vick cancels bookstore appearances due to ‘credible thr…

    Michael Vick cancels bookstore appearances due to ‘credible threats of violence’

    yahoo.com Mar 12, 2013
    Some have forgiven Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick for his involvement in a dogfighting ring from 2002 through 2007. Others have clearly not. The former Atlanta Falcons star served almost two years in prison for the subsequent charges, and …
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  • Free agency needs by the numbers

    Free agency needs by the numbers

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    To celebrate the start of free agency, the good people at ESPN Stats & Information sent out some numbers that might show what each NFC South team needs to work on this offseason. Let’s take a team-by-team look: ATLANTA FALCONS If Tony Gonzalez decides t
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Free Agency Starts Off With A Bang 02:18

    NFL32OT: Free Agency Starts Off With A Bang

    Mar 12
    Episode 287: Running back Ahmad Bradshaw discusses his injury and getting back on the field and reflects on his career the Giants. The NFL32 crew break down some the big moves that stood out as free agency began.
  • Video - What will return of Gonzalez mean to Falcons? 01:30

    What will return of Gonzalez mean to Falcons?

    Mar 12
    Brian Billick joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss tight end Tony Gonzalez's return and what it means for the Atlanta Falcons in 2013.
  • Video - Importance of Gonzalez's return 01:30

    Importance of Gonzalez's return

    Mar 12
    Brian Billick joins NFL Total Access to discuss tight end Tony Gonzalez's return and what it means for the Atlanta Falcons in 2013.
  • Video - Thomas Dimitroff on Falcons free agency 03:48

    Thomas Dimitroff on Falcons free agency

    Mar 12
    Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff discusses the return of TE Tony Gonzalez and Atlanta's priorities in free agency.

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    Mar 12
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest Tuesday's dizzying comings and goings in the NFL as free agency cranks to life...
  • Peter King: Wallace makes sense in Miami no matter the cost; mail

    Mar 12
    I hate Mike Wallace in Miami at $13 million a year.
  • St. Louis Rams keep DE William Hayes with 3-year deal -- source

    Mar 12
    The St. Louis Rams re-signed defensive end William Hayes to a three-year, $10.5 million deal that includes $5.75 million in guarantees, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.
  • 2013 NFL Free Agency -- Desperate for wide receivers

    Mar 12
    After the Niners and Seahawks shook up the NFC West, wide receivers could go fast in free agency, writes John Clayton.