It looks like free agency is still underway for the Falcons, as another position of need may be addressed today. Per Vaughn McClure:
Hearing that TE Jacob Tamme apparently has agreed to contract with Falcons. I wouldn't rule out Broncos though until deal is announced.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) March 19, 2015
If Tamma does sign with the team, and is not simply leveraging the Falcons against the Broncos, he would be a quality addition to a team lacking any talent at the tight end position.
Falcons fans hoping for a significant upgrade at TE may be somewhat disappointed. But given the big contracts given out to guys like Clay, Cameron and Thomas, a signing like Tamme makes good sense. He's a veteran who has played with a great QB for most of his career, and he's shown the ability to contribute in pass and run blocking while also being a decent receiver.
Drafted in 2008 by the Indianapolis Colts, Tamme had his best season in 2010, when he 67 passes for 631 yards and 4TDs. After a down 2011 season (Manning's injury year), Tamme joined the Broncos in 2012. In his first year in Denver, Tamme bounced back with 52 catches for 555 yards and 2 TDs. However, his 2013 and 2014 numbers dipped significantly as Julius Thomas emerged as the TE of choice for Denver.
What do you think of the Falcons signing Tamme?
Update: The Falcons made it official, announcing the addition of the veteran tight end this morning.