Free agent signings
Earlier in the week, we laid out some realistic targets for the Falcons in free agency’s wave, and we saw some movement on that front as the team brought in a few established veterans to shore up positions of need. On Tuesday Atlanta signed former Carolina running back Mike Davis to a two-year deal, an addition that should prove positive for the Falcons’ backfield.
They followed up that move by inking free agent linebacker Barkevious Mingo to a one-year contract. Mingo, a former first-rounder, has bounced around a bit of late, but he adds a sturdy presence to the linebacker corps and still has the ability to rush the passer.
Their approach thus far in free agency is not much different than years’ past, where they’ve stayed the course and shopped for bargains.
Kyle Pitts #content
There has been a lot of smoke of late linking Florida tight end Kyle Pitts to the Falcons. He’s considered a generational talent at the position, and new head coach Arthur Smith likes to make use his TEs in the passing game — meaning that he should be considered on the radar for Atlanta’s first pick.
Our Everett Glaze recently dropped his scouting report on Pitts, and he reaffirms why he’s a real possibility at fourth overall.
So regardless of what you consider the top position of need, drafting a tight end in the first is definitely on the table for Atlanta.
A chat with Josh Harris
Long snapper Josh Harris has been with the Atlanta Falcons since 2012. It’s a thankless position, but incredibly important — and our Evan Birchfield recently chatted with Harris about his career in a Falcons uniform, adjusting to a new coaching staff, and more.
The Falcoholic Live Episode 138
Of course this week the topic at hand was free agency and the moves that the Falcons have made thus far. If you happened to miss the live broadcast you can catch the episode in its entirety right here.