You can add the Falcons to the growing list of teams that do not intend to utilize the franchise tag this year. Doesn't make sense for most— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 1, 2013
La Canfora is probably right here. The Falcons freed up cap space in order to re-sign their guys, take a swing at a couple of key free agents and draft well. They didn't do it to pay a lot for one year to lock up any of their players, even if it's a key contributor like William Moore.
It's worth remembering that this is probably the case, particularly as we barrel toward free agency. William Moore is going to get a legitimate chance to test free agency, and the Falcons better be ready if they're not using the tag.