Updated Falcons’ free agency tracker 


The Falcons placed second-round $2.9 million tenders of free agent safety Ricardo Allen and guard Ben Garland on Monday.

The Falcons, who need a fullback and a backup tight end, will not be major players in  free agency, which is set to start at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Here’s a look at the Falcons’ free agents: 

— Matt Bryant re-signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal. The Falcons have options to pick up the contract in 2019 and 2020. 

— Defensive end Adrian Clayborn led the team in sacks with 10.5 (including the playoffs). He played 576 snaps, the third-highest total along the defensive line.

— Fullback Derrick Coleman played 268 snaps on special teams and led the team in special teams tackles with 15.

— Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel didn’t provide the same explosive plays and will not be re-signed. Was a disappointment in second season with the team. 

— Linebacker/safety Kemal Ishmael played 336 snaps on special teams and has value a reserve. Will test the market to see if someone thinks he’s more than a reserve.

— Cornerback Leon McFadden was a late-season add to provide depth. He was signed to a one-year extension on Tuesday. 

— Offensive tackle Austin Pasztor was the backup swing tackle who was active for eight games. He was signed to a one-year extension on Tuesday. 

— Defensive tackle Dontari Poe is headed for free agency where he’s expected to land a “lucrative deal,” according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. He played 868 defensive snaps, the second highest on the team behind Jarrett’s 870. He also played eight snaps on offense. 

— Returner Andre Roberts was plagued by poor blocking. He’s expecting to become a free agent.

— Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin provided quality depth as a run-stuffer. 

— Linebacker Jordan Tripp considered a solid special-teamer when healthy.

— Defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw plays the run well for a former linebacker. Has held up well in the trenches. 

— Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon was insurance last season for the young and inexperienced unit. He wants to continue playing.

— Wide receiver Nick Williams will likely end up in San Francisco. Quinn mention Marvin Hall and Reggie Davis as potential replacement for the Gabriel and Williams.

— Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson has re-signed with the team.

Restricted free agents:

— Free safety Ricardo Allen received a second-round tender that is worth $2.9 million.

— Offensive lineman Ben Garland  received a second-round tender that is worth $2.9 million. Team can keep him and continue to look to upgrade the guard position.

— Running back Terron Ward is a valuable reserve that the team has confidence in. 

— Running back Terrence Magee provided additional insurance as the backs got injured over the course of the season. Zeke Sandhu, his agent, told the AJC he’s returning.

Exclusive-rights free agents:

— Safety Sharrod Neasman played 184 special teams snaps as a valuable reserve.

— Offensive lineman Jamil Douglas has potential at the interior positions. 

 


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