Atlanta Falcons News: Is Alex Mack on the horizon?
Good morning, Falcons fans. As you sip your coffee this Sunday morning, enjoy these articles from around the Atlanta Falcons blogosphere.
Paul Soliai will reportedly get released — Daniel Kramer of Bleacher Report
Paul Soliai was unwilling to take a pay cut to stay in Atlanta, and will now reportedly get released at the start of the new league season on March 9. It’s hardly a surprising move with both parties unable to come to a compromise.
With Soliai gone, is Tyson Jackson next? — Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic
The Falcons have already made some cap savings with the release of Justin Durant, William Moore and Soliai soon to follow. Is Tyson Jackson next? Doing so would save the Falcons $1.55 million by releasing Jackson, as it would accelerate $3.2 million into the current year.
Alex Mack: Falcons’ target if he opts out of deal? — John Buhler of ATL All Day
Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack could opt out of his deal and sign somewhere else. Hey, the Falcons need a center, and Mack would fit perfectly in Atlanta. Is it possible a move could be made for Mack if he decides not to return to Cleveland?
Projecting what Mack’s contract could look like with Falcons — Aaron Freeman of FalcFans.com
Should that happen and Mack opts out of his contract and agree to join the Falcons, what kind of contract would we be looking at? Aaron Freeman took a look at what the top centers around the league are earning, and made a projection for what kind of deal Atlanta would need to pay to lure Mack’s signature.
The Falcons must spend wisely in free agency — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic
Having cap room is one thing; spending it on the right players is another. When signing a free agent, the likelihood is the team has had to overpay due to multiple team’s interest. And in many cases, the player doesn’t live up to the contract. After all, if they were that good his previous team would never have let him get out of town. A warning to the Falcons: Be sensible in free agency.