While Thomas Dimitroff has been unusually quiet during the
first three days of free agency the legal tampering period, the team has already signed two linebackers to shore up a putrid run defense. Now they are moving to the pass rush.
Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, they are sniffing around a former Georgia Tech defensive end.
If the Falcons are able to land Morgan on a reasonable deal, this could shape up as an unusually good free agency for the team. Morgan would be a great fit starting on the strong side, as he is able to defend the run and rush the passer.
Morgan has bumped around different schemes in Tennessee, and even played well out of his natural position. Even still, he has tallied at least six sacks per year the last three years, which would immediately make him the best pass rusher on the team since Dimitroff unceremoniously cut John Abraham.
Oh, and if the Falcons do not sign him, there are good odds they will have to play him twice per year.
OLB Derrick Morgan is scheduled to visit the #Falcons. Source indicates Tampa Bay will be his next stop if he leaves Atlanta without a deal.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 10, 2015
Thoughts on Morgan potentially landing in his college hometown?