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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Feb. 15


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We’ve got some fresh Falcoholinks to start your Monday morning.

J.J. Watt to Atlanta? Intriguing but unlikely

The Houston Texans continued their recent run as one of the worst franchises in the NFL last week by announcing that they had released defensive tackle J.J. Watt. Watt, one of the best defenders of the last decade, will see no shortage of suitors — and while the Falcons are certain to be interested, their current cap situation means that a signing remains unlikely.

Safety targets

Safety is one of the more interesting spots for the Falcons to address this offseason, as Ricardo Allen looks like like he could be a cap casualty and we do not know if the team will try to bring back Keanu Neal. In his latest installment of his free agency video series, Kevin Knights takes a look at the free agent safety market and some of the names Atlanta may try to bring in.

Scouting report: Micah Parsons

Micah Parsons is arguably one of the best defenders in the entire 2021 NFL Draft, and our Eric Robinson recently broke down his game and what he can bring to the league.

Another front office hire

The Falcons announced another front office hire last week, making former Texans executive Chris Olsen their new senior director of football administration.

Time for the QB of the future?

The Falcons have the opportunity to draft Matt Ryan’s heir apparent this year, and David Walker looked at the reasons it makes sense — and why it could be the wrong move.

Affordable free agent WRs

While the Falcons have a dominant trio of Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Russell Gage atop their WR depth chart, they’ll likely be searching for some depth at the position this season. Here’s some options that could fit the bill.

PFF: Anything is possible

Can the Falcons make the leap from the NFC South basement to a title this season? ProFootballFocus seems to thinks so.