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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Mar. 1


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It’s a Monday, which means we’ve got some fresh Falcons links for you. Read on for Falcoholinks to kick off your week.

Defensive tackle targets

Recently released defensive tackle Jurrell Casey should be on the Falcons’ radar, but what other free agent targets may fit the bill? Kevin Knight explored the free agent options in his latest video — catch it right here.

Scouting Report: Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari

Azeez Ojulari is one of the 2021 NFL Draft’s top defensive prospects, and the redshirt sophomore from Georgia could add some rookie pass rushing chops to an Atlanta unit in dire need of it.

Our Eric Robinson took a look at Ojulari’s game, and what he can bring to the table at the NFL-level.

Arthur Smith and the return of effective play action

Kyle Shanahan’s use of play action was one of the key components to Matt Ryan’s MVP run in 2016, and with Arthur Smith now at the helm, it’s looking like effective play action calls will return to Atlanta’s offense.

Work ahead for the front office

It’s no secret that new GM Terry Fontenot inherited quite the financial mess — so the front office is not resting on its laurels to put the most competitive team on the field. That will likely not include splashy free agent signings — but veteran cuts and trades to get the money right.

Part of Fontenot’s charge is envisioning the Falcons without franchise quarterback Matt Ryan, a move that will not be easy.