Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has a stressful job. The season ended six weeks ago. But trust me, he hasn’t just spent that time laundering his bike shorts and organizing his hair products. Nay! Dimitroff has stayed busy during those six weeks. The Matt Ryan extension is a priority. Dimitroff continues to entertain a Tevin Coleman extension. Grady Jarrett is entering the final year of his rookie contract. There’s a lot going on from a financial standpoint.
D. Orlando Ledbetter addressed this yesterday. He believes some substantial roster moves are imminent, basing his opinion on what happened last year and comments Dimitroff made during a radio interview last week. Per Ledbetter, this is what Dimitroff said on 680 The Fan (I didn’t personally listen to the interview):
“We all know that as we start nearing the signing of quarterbacks in this league, and especially quarterbacks of Matt Ryan‘s status, you have to be very creative ... [t]here are going to be some difficult moves for us to make probably early next week and into next week.”
Basically this could go down any day now. It makes sense, if we think about it logically. According to Over the Cap, the Falcons currently have about $11.4 million in cap space. They can’t accomplish all their goals unless they free up some additional cap space.