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Front office departures
New Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot continued his overhaul of Atlanta’s front office, electing to part ways with longtime VP of Player Affairs Kevin Winston and head trainer Marty Lauzon.
Both had been with the organization for over a decade, but personnel turnover often accompanies a change at the top.
The cap situation
The Falcons are in an unenviable spot when it comes to available cap space, and even with the still-to-be-confirmed cap number, they’re going to need to clear about $20 million by March 17th to get out of the red.
With their money situation being what it is, the Falcons may need to factor a number of affordable players into their long-term plans. There’s also a handful of free-agents-to-be that could fit the bill — and price tag.
Arthur Smith oversaw a Tennessee offense with human wrecking ball Derrick Henry assuming primary running back responsibilities. And while there’s still a chance that Atlanta takes a running back in the 2021 NFL Draft, Smith’s recent comments suggest that the team could approach this season with a running-back-by-committee.
The Falcoholic Mailbag is back, and this week our Matt Chambers answered a number of your burning questions. Check it out right here.
The mock drafts continue to roll in, and in Todd McShay’s latest he sees the Falcons bringing in North Dakota State’s Trey Lance — one of the most intriguing quarterback prospects in the draft.