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2017 NFL Free Agency: Who are the best available at Atlanta’s positions of need?

A brief look at who is left. It’s not the best list!

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The Atlanta Falcons have made very little noise in free agency thus far, as you’re well aware. The only player they’ve signed from outside the 2016 roster is Jack Crawford from the Cowboys, and while they freed up some cap space by altering a roster bonus for Ryan Schraeder, we’re not any closer to knowing where that money is going to go.

Of course, we can guess!

Here’s some of the top players available at a few positions the Falcons are likely to target. I don’t view running back as a need, which is why it’s not on here, but it’s worth noting that the Falcons did host former Cincinnati RB Rex Burkhead yesterday, so clearly they don’t agree. Take a look at this list and let us know who you think the Falcons might be after.

Wide Receiver

Michael Floyd

Vincent Jackson

Cordarelle Patterson

Kamar Aiken

Brian Quick

Andrew Hawkins

Justin Hunter

Andre Holmes

Andre Roberts


T.J. Lang

Nick Mangold

Brandon Fusco

Chris Chester

Tim Lelito

Jermon Bushrod

Whoa, some old, lousy dudes


Ryan Clady

Breno Giacomini

Sebastian Vollmer

Gosder Cherilus

Byron Bell

Austin Pasztor

Pass Rushers

DeMarcus Ware

Datone Jones

Alex Okafor

Chris Long

Elvis Dumervil

Connor Barwin

Trent Cole

Robert Mathis

Mario Williams

Paul Kruger

Antonio Smith

Wallace Gilberry

Defensive Tackle

Dontari Poe

Jonathan Hankins

Bennie Logan

Sen’Derrick Marks

Jared Odrick

Paul Soliai

Al Woods

Tyson Alualu


Don’ta Hightower

Gerald Hodges

Perry Riley

Lorenzo Alexander

Jarvis Jones