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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Mar. 30

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It’s Monday I think, which means you get to start your week with Falcoholinks. Read on for all of the latest updates on the Atlanta Falcons.

Todd Gurley’s arrival

The Falcons are replacing Devonta Freeman with Todd Gurley, a move that comes with immediate upside but obvious risk. The biggest area of concern is Gurley’s knee, which relegated him to a snap count last year with the Rams. The Athletic’s Jay Glazer provided some clarity on Gurley’s knee situation, and what we can expect with his Atlanta arrival.

Health questions aside, Todd Gurley is excited to be heading to the Falcons, and he’s also going to be changing his jersey number.

Defensive free agents

During the first week of free agency, the Falcons made a splash by signing defensive end Dante Fowler to a three-year deal. In the second wave of free agency, what defenders could the Falcons target?

With pass rushers in particular, the Falcons don’t have a stellar track record for free agent acquisitions of late.

New acquisitions

The Falcons dipped into the XFL for some linebacker depth by signing Edmond Robinson, and have also added to their offense with the additions of lineman Justin McCray and wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.

What will Justin McCray’s role be along the O-line, and how can Laquon Treadwell make an impact on the wide receiving corps?

Scouting C.J. Henderson

Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson should be available when the Falcons pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. With the moves they’ve made so far in free agency, the corner spot is a glaring area of need.

Our Everett Glaze took a look at Henderson and what he can bring to the table at the NFL level.