Atlanta Falcons: Should Falcons target any remaining free agents?

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Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant (79) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Red Bryant, DE

Turning to the defensive side of the football, a place the Atlanta Falcons desperately need to improve, would Red Bryant be worth a call? 

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Dan Quinn knows Bryant, as the two were at Seattle during their Super Bowl run in 2013. On that note, he could come right in and help out.

After six seasons in Seattle, Bryant joined the Jaguars where he played for just one year.

He was released this offseason due to his age and cap hit, but it wasn’t due to poor play on his part, Bryant has played well in Jacksonville. Daniel Lago of Black & Teal had nothing but kind words for Bryant after his release:

"“Bryant played well in his one year with the team, but his age and cap hit didn’t really meld with what the Jaguars want to do moving forward. Best of luck to Red Bryant, who certainly wasn’t a disappointment in his lone season in Jacksonville.”"

So would Bryant be worth signing?

He is still an effective run-stopper, and was graded lower than only Michael Bennett and Derek Wolfe against with a grade of plus-12.8.

If nothing else, he could be used on the defensive line rotation. He has worked with Quinn in the past and could add some extra firepower to the Falcons’ defense.

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