4 free agents the Atlanta Falcons will assuredly offer contracts to
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3. Sheldon Rankins, DT, New York Jets
There is no doubt that the Atlanta Falcons need help on their defensive line. For years now, they have been embarrassing, but adding Sheldon Rankins to a group that already consists of Grady Jarrett and Ta’Quon Graham, would make them at least respectable, from the interior.
Not only would he be a great fit, but he also has a bunch of ties to the Falcons. Terry Fontenot was in the front office when the Saints selected Rankins in 2016, and then Ryan Nielsen was his posiitonal coach for four years. That checks a lot of boxes.
He has had some good seasons but has also struggled with injuries. If the team feels confident that he can stay healthy, then he will be a prime target.