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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Mar. 5

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A 17 game schedule ahead

Last season looked different for very obvious reasons, but this upcoming season will have another new wrinkle: 17 games. NFL Insider Peter King reports that the league is moving ahead with adding an extra regular season game for 2021, one that will likely pit Atlanta against an AFC foe.

Trufant an option?

Former Falcons corner Desmond Trufant was informed that he would be released by the Lions at the start of the league year, making him officially a free agent. Atlanta should be looking for help at corner — so could they bring back a familiar face at the spot?

Scouting report: DE Carlos Basham Jr.

Wake Forest’s Carlos Basham Jr. has the build and power to make an immediate impact on Atlanta’s front seven. Our Eric Robinson took an in-depth look at his game in his latest scouting report.


The government is watching you, and we are watching Falcons stuff. We’ve fired up our potential cut tracker to see who might be of interest to Atlanta, and we finally figured out the mute function so as not to interrupt the Falcons’ virtual visits with draft prospects.

And while we’re at it, we’ve also earmarked the players from the NFL’s top 101 free agents who might just fit with the Falcons.

Unleash the receivers

If newly minted head coach Arthur Smith hopes to unlock the true firepower of the Falcons’ offense, one of his top objectives must be to harness the scoring potential of Atlanta’s top wide receivers.

A Rico retrospective

The Falcons parted ways with Ricardo Allen, and our Cory Woodroof’s latest reveals why Ricardo Allen embodied everything good about the Quinn-era Atlanta Falcons.

A brief history

Since 2014, offensive tackles drafted in the first-round have predominantly seen success at the NFL level. Oregon’s Penei Sewell is considered a generational talent at the position — so should the Falcons address the OL with their first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft?

The Falcoholic Live Ep. 136

This week on The Falcoholic Live the crew tackled the subject of the biggest remaining offseason decisions and priorities for the Falcons. If you happened to miss the live show you can catch the full episode right here.

The mailbag returns!

Ol’ Falcoholic Matt will be answering each and every one of your questions. Really. All of them. Want to give him a hard time? Shoot an email over to