Atlanta Falcons NFL team blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons are targeting linemen in free agency

6:30 am Mar. 10, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — The legalized tampering period started Saturday at 4 p.m. and agents around the league were giddy.

With an increase in the salary cap from $123 million to $133 million, the agents are expecting more robust deals this season.

Defensive end Red Bryant (above in video from the Super Bowl) landed a deal with Jacksonville after being released by Seattle.

“History tells you that there will be more deals out

Here’s the deal on the Thomas DeCoud dilemma

12:34 pm Feb. 26, 2014

Safety Thomas DeCoud is a member of the Atlanta Falcons. You know, today.

He may be released in the near future.

He may not be released in the near future.

When the team was asked to clarify his

What’s next? A look at top 5 free agent targets

6:00 am Feb. 6, 2014

After the release of cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas, what’s next for the Falcons?

It’s pretty clear they are going free agent shopping come March 11.

“We have a good situation as far as the