Brooking joins Cowboys
Feb28

Brooking joins Cowboys

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that long-time Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking has signed a three-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. Brooking first joined the Falcons as a first round pick in 1998, and has since been a fixture on the team’s defense. In eleven seasons with the Falcons, Brooking went to five Pro Bowls. During his Falcon career, Brooking played multiple positions playing inside and outside linebacker for the...

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Boley lands in New York

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that Michael Boley has signed with the New York Giants, making him the second Falcon free agent lost this off-season after Domonique Foxworth signed with the Baltimore Ravens yesterday. Per Vacchiano, Boley has agreed to a five-year contract worth $25 million with $10 million guaranteed. Earlier reports indicated that the Giants were finalizing a contract with Boley since last night...

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Falcons interested in L.J. Smith

Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that a league source indicated that free agent tight end L.J. Smith has drawn interest from the Falcons. Smith has played with the Philadelphia Eagles the past six seasons. The Falcons are expected to be looking at upgrading the tight end position this off-season with a player that can have a greater impact in the passing game. The team showed interest in some of the top tight end prospects in the...

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Falcons agree to terms with 3 free agents

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the Falcons have re-signed three of their upcoming free agents. The Falcons have agreed to terms with tight end Justin Peelle, defensive tackle Jason Jefferson, and linebacker Coy Wire. Also the Falcons extended the second round tender to restricted free agent guard Harvey Dahl. Center Ben Wilkerson also a restricted free agent has agreed to return. There has been no word on Jamaal Fudge,...

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Vick to be released soon

The AP reports that quarterback Michael Vick has been cleared to be released to home confinement. Vick is approaching the final months of his 23-month prison sentence from 2007. The AP cites an anonymous official with knowledge of the case that says Vick will be released to home confinement instead of a halfway house due to the lack of bed space. Per the official, Vick could be going home to his residence in Hampton, Virginia as soon...

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Falcons slap 2nd round tender on Clabo

FalconInsider.com reports that the Falcons have tendered restricted free agent Tyson Clabo with a second round pick. Clabo will earn $1.545 million this year in salary. If another team attempts to sign him this off-season, the Falcons have the right to match the offer in order to keep him or will receive a second round pick as compensation if they choose not to. Clabo started 16 games this past year at right tackle. He has started 37...

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Falcons to let Milloy go

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the Falcons and free agent safety Lawyer Milloy have come to a mutual agreement to part ways. The Falcons will allow Milloy to test the open market when the free agent signing period begins on February 27. Per the AJC, Falcons official and Milloy’s agent Todd France met during the Scouting Combine, currently taking place in Indianapolis. Per France, it was agreed that it’s in...

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Falcons not interested in Haynesworth

The AJC reports that Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff has indicated that the Falcons will not be “major players” in free agency this year, and thusly will not be pursuing defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Free agency kicks off on February 27, and it was thought in some circles that the Falcons would be among the chief suitors for Haynesworth, who many consider the top defensive tackle in the league and the top free agent...

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Brooking to stay in Atlanta?

Contrasting a previous report that Keith Brooking’s return to Atlanta was doubtful, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that re-signing the longtime Falcon linebacker appears to be a top priority for the organization. Brooking is set to hit the free agent market on February 27. Another report indicated that the Falcons could release Brooking prior to that date, but it is believed that Brooking’s contract will void...

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Falcons show interest in TEs at Combine

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the Falcons have conducted interviews already at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis with two top tight end prospects and an offensive lineman. The two tight ends are Oklahoma State’s Brandon Pettigrew and South Carolina’s Jared Cook. The offensive lineman is Georgia Tech tackle Andrew Gardner. The Falcons have been looking to upgrade their tight end position for some time,...

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