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The Falcons have 88 players under contract, so what moves are coming?

There are a few possible moves looming this week

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons currently have two open roster spots, which means there are moves in the offing. We just don't know what those moves are.

In this space, I'll be hazarding a handful of guesses as to how the team will address its two vacancies, and you're only going to like some of them. Fair warning.

Sign Dwight Freeney

This would be far and away the best move the Falcons could make at this exact moment, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up. Freeney offers pass rushing prowess this team simply lacks at the moment, and at this point in the offseason, you could get him for cheap and for a year, so the risk is pretty minor. He'd fill with one spot with a player who has a genuine shot to contribute all season long.

Sign a cornerback

Passing on Brandon Boykin simply means there isn't much left out there, but the Falcons still may need a corner for the first four games of the season. Antonio Cromartie is arguably the best veteran available if there's no interest in Boykin, but there's a ton of merely okay options if the Falcons are set to roll with Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, and Akeem King as their obvious top three options.

Bolster depth elsewhere with guys you've never heard of

Now this seems more likely. If the Falcons decide they don't want Freeney and they're all set at cornerback, they may just fill out the back end of the roster with players they find mildly interesting. That's typically what happens when you have 88 roster spots filled and want to let things play out, and no one should be surprised if Quinn and company decide that Freeney's age makes him unappealing and the team goes in a different direction.

The good news is, we should know soon, one way or the other.