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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Halloween

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Things have gotten increasingly spooky in Atlanta with the zombified Falcons shambling into the bye week at 1-7. No other trades were made, Matt Bryant was released in shameful fashion, and the team is staked with the task of holding the New Orleans Saints under 40 points after the bye. All tricks, no treats.

Here’s Falcoholinks for Halloween.

The fate of the regime

After a quiet trade deadline (save of course for the trade of Mohamed Sanu), where do coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff stand? Both are likely to be elsewhere at the start of the 2020 NFL season, but will the lack of moves hasten their departures?

Devonta nearly traded?

File this one under franchise malfeasance: The Falcons and the Lions were discussing a trade for running back Devonta Freeman, with Atlanta ultimately deciding to hang on to him and his hefty price tag. For a cash-strapped, non-competitive team looking forward to next season, it makes extremely little sense to decline a trade — especially with four other running backs on the roster.

Absurd.

Eyes on 2020

We’re already looking toward the draft and free agency, which is emblematic for how this season has gone for the Atlanta Falcons. Regardless of how awful this team is and the changes coming to the franchise, a complete teardown shouldn’t be expected.

Dealing with available cap space will be one of the major impediments to fielding a competitive squad next year, so how can the Falcons dig themselves out of cap hell?

The Falcoholic Live Ep. 90

Kevin & Co. go over the relatively quiet trade deadline, the Falcons’ unenviable cap situation for next season, and more in episode 90 of The Falcoholic Live. Miss the live broadcast? We’ve got you covered.