FLOWERY BRANCH – Day Two of free agency has been pretty quiet for the Falcons, who have $13,742,523 left under the salary cap according to the NFLPA public salary cap report.
The team is set to re-sign reserve cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, according to an ESPN report.
While the Dontari Poe watch will continue.
Here’s a quick Friday evening look on who’s staying and who’s going:
NEW TO THE TEAM
–LB LaRoy Reynolds signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal.
–QB Matt Schaub signed a two-year extension for $9 million.
–TE Levine Toilolo signed a four-year $12 million deal.
–DT Courtney Upshaw signed a one-year, $1.15 million deal.
–CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson re-sign to a one-year $775,000 deal.
–WR Taylor Gabriel (made just $510,000 last season) and has received a second-round tender from the team for $2.7 million.
–FS Ricardo Allen received his tender.
–OG Ben Garland received a tender from the team.
–DB Akeem King received a tender.
SIGNED WITH OTHER TEAMS
–FB Patrick DiMarco is set to sign a four-year, $8.4 million deal with the Bills.
–WR Eric Weems signed with Tennessee.
–LB Paul Worrilow set to sign a one-year deal with the Lions.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
–DT Jonathan Babineaux wanted to return, but the team is allowing him to reach free agency after 12 years of service. Since being drafted in the second round back 2005 out of Iowa, Babineaux has played in 185 games and made 133 starts for the Falcons. “Babs has done a great job for us over the years,” Dimitroff said. “He’s been such a great leader for us.”
–RG Chris Chester is contemplating retirement. The team would like for him to return.
–OT Tom Compton is headed for free agency as the team will look to upgrade the depth at the tackle position.
--DE Dwight Freeney said he wants to keep playing, but the team will revisit the veteran later in free agency.
–SS Dashon Goldson was safety insurance and not expected to be re-signed.
–SS/LB Kemal Ishmael is a valuable hybrid safety and weakside linebacker, who the team wants to re-sign. The team is in negotiations to re-sign him.
–TE Jacob Tamme said he wants to return, but the team will allow him to hit the open market. The development of Austin Hooper has been key.
–LB Sean Weatherspoon wants to return, but the team may look elsewhere for depth behind the talented linebacker corps.
–LB Philip Wheeler a key veteran backup, who can start in a pinch. The Columbus, Ga. native wants to return.
–CB Deji Olatoye played some snaps as injuries mounted.
–LB Josh Keyes is a speedy player.
–TE D.J. Tialavea provided some depth.
–WR Nick Williams he was a favorite of the former offensive coordinator.
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