DEVELOPING STORY

SOON: Comedian Bill Cosby to be sentenced

Reports: Gabriel lands four-year deal with Bears 


Former Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel has agreed to a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears, according to multiple reports.

Gabriel, who played two seasons with the Falcons and was a key part to the team’s march to Super Bowl LI, can’t sign with his new team until the start of the NFL’s new business year on Wednesday.

Gabriel didn’t provide the same explosive plays last season as he did in 2016 and the Falcons elected not to re-sign him after a major drop off last season.

In 2016, Gabriel had 11 plays of 19 yards or more and five long touchdowns (76, 64, 47, 35 and 25 yards.) Last season, he had only one touchdown last season, which went for 40 yards, as he totaled 33 receptions for  378 yards. He only had four plays for 19 yards or more and trouble getting off the line of scrimmage. 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he believes that either Reggie Davis or Marvin Hall will step forward to claim Gabriel’s old spot with a strong offseason. 

CLICK HERE to read reat story that Steve Hummer wrote on Gabriel during the magical 2016 season. 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Atlanta Falcons

A look ahead to the Cincinnati Bengals 
A look ahead to the Cincinnati Bengals 

The Falcons are set to face the Cincinnati Bengals, who are looking to rebound from their first loss of the season, at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.   The first meeting of A.J. Green vs. Julio Jones is in jeopardy after Green suffered a groin injury against the Panthers. He only played three snaps in the game. Green didn’t...
Allen facing a ‘minimum’ of six months recovery time
Allen facing a ‘minimum’ of six months recovery time

Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon, is facing six months of recovery time, according to one medical expert. Allen will miss the rest of the regular season and be placed on injured reserve. He could be near full strength by March and be ready for Organize Team Activities in May.  “Surgery is typically done...
Falcons will try to move on without Ricardo Allen 
Falcons will try to move on without Ricardo Allen 

Another game, another Falcons’ defensive starter is out for the season. Free safety Ricardo Allen suffered a torn Achilles tendon in overtime of the 43-37 loss to the Saints Sunday and was ruled out for the season on Monday. He will be placed on injured reserve. The Falcons were already playing without strong safety Keanu Neal (knee surgery)...
Ricardo Allen out for season with torn Achilles
Ricardo Allen out for season with torn Achilles

Falcons safety Ricardo Allen suffered a torn Achilles and is out for the season. The team announced the extent of the injury Monday morning. It was first reported by ESPN.com Monday. Allen, who signed a three-year $19.5 million contract extension over the offseason, was injured in overtime of the 43-37 loss to the Saints Sunday. It didn’t look...
Falcons are not interested in signing free agent safety Eric Reid 
Falcons are not interested in signing free agent safety Eric Reid 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team is not interested in signing a high profile replacement like former San Francisco safety Eric Reid despite losing starter Ricardo Allen for the rest of season. Reid, who has started 69 games in the NFL, is known for kneeling during the national anthem when he played for the 49ers. “No, not at all,”...
More Stories