Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Falcons fans. The big news from yesterday is of the mega contracts given to Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas and how this could impact a future extension for Julio Jones. The Dez deal in particular didn’t seem quite as big as it could have been, which could be good news for the Atlanta Falcons. Let’s get started with today’s news and links.

Dez Bryant contract should trigger talks for Falcons, Jones — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Now that the Dallas Cowboys and star receiver Dez Bryant have reached a five-year deal reportedly worth $70 million — with $45 million guaranteed — maybe the Atlanta Falcons have a better sense of Julio Jones’ price tag in a long-term extension."

2015 Training Camp: 5 FAs to watch — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

"While the Falcons received lots of attention for their productive draft, their work during free agency didn’t gain much fanfare. That’s often the case when a household name isn’t brought into the fold."

Joe Hawley says he’s ‘about 85 to 90 percent’ currently — FOX Sports

"The Atlanta Falcons received some pretty good news this week, which comes in the form of a health update from center Joe Hawley. Hawley, who is recovering from reconstructive knee surgery was able to participate in some drills this offseason."

How the Bryant, Thomas deals impact Julio — The DW of The Falcoholic

"For those who weren’t aware, both Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas reached long-term extensions with their respective teams on Wednesday – coming in just before the deadline for franchise tagged players. Many people thought that the Falcons were waiting to see how these contracts played out before beginning the negotiations with Julio’s agents."

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