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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
NFC South afternoon updateUpdated Mar 5 Share TweetTime 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 doSource: ESPN.comShare TweetThe 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 oSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetThe 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.…
Once stars, several big names have something to prove in 2013Updated Mar 5 Share TweetTim Lincecum, Carl Crawford and Justin Upton have all arrived at Spring Training with something to prove. Cliff Corcoran writes that 2013 will be pivotal for key talents.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetWhen 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…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetWith the Warriors (coached by Mark Jackson), Knicks (Mike Woodson) and Bulls (Tom Thibodeau) coming back to earth, is there a new favorite for Coach of the Year? -- Matthew C., Salt Lake CitySource: CNNSI.comShare TweetLeft-hander Erik Bedard has been limited to only two innings this spring because of a strained gluteal muscle. Astros manager Bo Porter said Bedard had been scheduled to pitch Saturday's game against the Braves, but he didn't pitch.Source: MLB.com
JaVale McGee Spikes A Shot Into The Crowd, Preens, Throws Down Alley-OopUpdated Mar 5 Share TweetSome advice for Anthony Tolliver: Next time, just forgo the pump fake and shoot the ball over Wilson Chandler. Chandler may have gotten a hand in your face and disrupted your shot, but he probably wouldn't have infantilized you with a vicious volleyball…Source: deadspin.com
Around the NFC SouthUpdated Mar 5 Share TweetTime 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 …Source: ESPN.com
NY Mets manager Terry Collins may have outfield envy when looking at Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton, B.J. Upton and Jason HeywardUpdated Mar 5 Share TweetThis was cruel and inhuman punishment for Terry Collins. The “what outfield?” crisis for the beleaguered Mets manager has reached such proportions that, with Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ knee injury, Collins has taken to roaming the clubhouse every morning looSource: nydailynews.com
Peter King: Kuechly goes back to school; Chiefs break from Pioli's way; ma…Mar 5We 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.
NBA Coast to Coast - Western Conference playoff matchups we're wishing forMar 5J.A. Adande runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Western Conference.
NBA Coast to Coast -- East playoff matchups we'd like to seeMar 5Israel Gutierrez runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Eastern Conference.