Oh, hello, Falcoholics. Welcome to Tuesday. Good news! The Falcons cannot lose this Sunday. Granted, they aren’t playing because it’s their bye week, but heck, we take silver linings as they come around here these days.
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Vic Beasley will get paid handsomely for his 2019 campaign. Making nearly $13 million in a season where your actual production is worth only a fraction of that price tag is called smart business. But was the decision to go forward with his 5th year option all about keeping his agents (who happen to represent other Falcons players) happy? There’s an argument to be made that it was at least something the team considered.
Speaking of Beasley, he and Desmond Trufant are the odds on favorites to be traded before today’s trade deadline.
Grady Jarrett, Tyeler Davison, and Kendall Sheffield had solid games on Sunday. But the rest of the defense could’ve stayed home, frankly. Meanwhile, on the other side of the ball, Matt “Not Matt Ryan” Schaub, Julio Jones, Austin Hooper, and Calvin Ridley played like players on a team that didn’t lose Sunday.
With Matt Ryan looking to return following the bye, the team waived Danny Etling. They also waived corner back D.J. White who was only active for a single game and only garnered special teams snaps.