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Falcons set to release defensive tackle Paul Soliai

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Undoing the sins of 2014.

Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons are poised to part ways with defensive tackle Paul Soliai after he refused to take a pay cut.

Soliai figured to be one of the key pieces in the Falcons' shift to a 3-4 when they signed him to a five-year, $32 million deal in 2014, but that defensive transition never quite came to fruition.

The nine-year veteran turned in a solid campaign last season, but Atlanta obviously couldn't justify keeping him with his salary.

The Falcons clearly didn't spend wisely in free agency two years ago. Jon Asamoah signed a five-year, $22.5 million deal before the team reached an injury settlement with him back in December.

Only Tyson Jackson, who was inked to a five-year, $25 million contract, remains.

Could this mean the Falcons will draft a defensive tackle?