The Falcons must fill the strange void of defensive lineman Eddie Goldman
Every so often you see something in the NFL that you have rarely seen before and one of those things has just happened to the Atlanta Falcons.
Eddie Goldman elected to sign with his second NFL team on July 6th and then 13 days later he retired.
It probably has happened before but it is certainly rare to see a player sign late in the offseason with a new team and then retire, all within the same month.
Oh well, at least we won’t know what we have lost. Good for him to make a hard decision like that so early in his career.
No doubt, the Falcons’ front office, and coaching staff were banking on Eddie Goldman having some type of impact on the defense and now they need to find somebody to replace him. They are very thin on the defensive line as it is basically Grady Jarrett and a bunch of unproven players.
Past Grady, their best options are Marlon Davidson, Anthony Rush, Ta’Quon Graham, and Nick Thurman. Even with Goldman in the rotation, it was not good, so without a shadow of a doubt, they must bring in someone.
Fortunately for them, there are plenty of options left on the market, here are three to keep an eye out for: