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Falcons free agency rumor: Atlanta offered deal to safety Stevie Brown

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The Falcons have so few free safeties on the roster that people have suggested bringing back Thomas DeCoud only half jokingly.

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One of the most glaring holes in Atlanta's roster is at the free safety position. The Falcons lack talent at a number of positions, but if they move Dezmen Southward to corner, they lack even pure numbers at free safety.

They have reportedly made an offer to one of the top remaining safeties on the market.

Typically, being drafted by the Oakland Raiders is the end of your career. After bouncing around for a few seasons, Brown had a monster 2012 season. If his name sounded familiar, it is because in only 11 starts, he amassed 11 passes defended, 8 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles. He was a surprising bright spot on a weak Giants defense.

Brown tore his ACL at the beginning of 2013, and predictably had a mediocre 2014. He should finally be fully healthy and provide a lot more upside than any other veteran on the market.

While Schefter's reporting is typically pretty good, Dallas sources have denied the report. It is possible the Falcons plan to get their starting safety through the draft, but Brown would be an exciting addition who can hopefully replicate his 2012 season.