Atlanta Falcons News: How much has free agency helped Atlanta Falcons?


Good morning, Falcons fans. Welcome to the Dirty Bird Daily, your daily place to find all of the latest news from the Atlanta Falcons blogosphere. As you sip your coffee this fine Monday morning, enjoy reading these articles.

Dan Quinn staying loyal to Shanahan — Jeff Schultz of

Despite all of the heat on Kyle Shanahan after Roddy White’s choice words, Dan Quinn is staying loyal. The Falcons need to put these off-the-field distractions behind them this offseason and ensure the team is fully committed during camp.

Hester, Jackson top list of potential cuts — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic

The Falcons are still in the process of bolstering their roster, and with that will come more cuts. Devin Hester and Tyson Jackson are top candidates to be shown the exit door in Atlanta. Both would help give the Falcons small cap savings.

Freeman hits the lanes to give back — Kelsey Conway of

It’s always great to see players get involved with the community, and that’s exactly what star running back Devonta Freeman did. He hit the bowling lanes to meet with fans, sign autographs and play some bowling for a charity event. Freeman was electric on the field for Atlanta in 2015, but contributions like this off it are great to see.

How much have Falcons improved in FA? — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic

Free agency needs to be approached with caution. Awaiting the New York Giants is a salary cap mess down the line when they pay the price for the big contracts they handed out last week. What if they don’t win a Super Bowl? Is it worth it? The Falcons too spent some money (on a smaller scale), but how much has the team improved?

Next: Five first-round options post-free agency first wave

Be sure to stay tuned to Blogging Dirty this week for news and analysis on the Falcons’ free agency moves, and follow us on Twitter (@BloggingDirty) for live updates by clicking here.