Mondays are a bummer. Make them a bit better by starting off with today’s edition of Falcoholinks.
Reviewing the DTs
So how is the Falcons’ defensive tackle group looking after the draft? They’re looking pretty deep, with multiple free agent additions and the selection of promising prospect John Cominsky. Aside from Grady Jarrett, there aren’t any top-tier tackles on the roster, but the Falcons have done an admirable job building up the rotation.
Keanu returns to the field
Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal appears to be coming along nicely in his recovery from a torn ACL, and last week that meant his return to the field for OTAs. Obviously OTAs are non-contact, but it’s fantastic to see Keanu getting back at it. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter also reported that Neal was running without a knee brace, which is a great sign.
Available free agents
The Falcons came into a bit of cap space after the June 1 cut of Ryan Schraeder, so there’s some cash to spend should they desire another player or two. We took a look best (and presumably affordable) free agent fits still out there.
The Falcons brought in Allen Bailey for a visit last week, but so far no movement on that front. We’ll see if the team decides to spend a little of their available cap allotment this week.
The Falcoholic Live
Did you miss episode 74 of The Falcoholic Live? Shame on you. But it’s also available to watch, right here. Join Kevin Knight and Eric Robinson as they discuss free agency and some takeaways from Atlanta’s OTAs.
Russell Gage’s role
Russell Gage is coming off of a solid rookie campaign, one where he primarily did his work on special teams. With new coordinator Ben Kotwica now at the helm, do we expect Gage’s role to remain the same in the upcoming season?
Dave Choate looked at Russell’s Gage’s first season in Atlanta, and makes some projections as to his role and offensive output for 2019.