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Falcons Roster Review: Kroy Biermann rides again

Red contacts, a couple sacks, won't stop.

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Depending on your perspective, Kroy Biermann has either been a reliable presence for the defense or the rough equivalent of a cockroach in a nuclear winter. Nothing that happened in another solid season this past year likely swayed you from your opinion.

Duff Man

Biermann continued to do Biermann things. He had 54 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and several pressures, but he also whiffed on a couple of potential sacks and didn't author any big plays. He did factor into all 16 games (with no starts this year), and was once again a core piece of Keith Armstrong's special teams unit. He was, in short, about as valuable as he usually is. You fill in the blank with your adjective of choice here.

Contract Status

Biermann, like Clayborn and Schofield, is an unrestricted free agent again in 2016 after signing a one year, $1.925 million deal with the Falcons in 2015.

2016 Outlook

Biermann's return hinges on several factors, including whether Clayborn and Schofield ultimately re-sign, whether Armstrong lobbies for him to return as a core special teamer, and how much talent the Falcons add on the defensive side of the ball. Biermann's been a fixture here since 2008, though—he's played all 16 games in every season except the injury-marred 2013 campaign—so I'll believe he's gone when I see it.