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 Milloy’s “best interest to explore other opportunities.”
Milloy joined the Falcons in 2006 after ten years playing with the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills. This past year Milloy had 92 tackles and 1 interception. He turns 36 in November.
Dimitroff reiterated the notion that the Falcons will take a much stronger interest in the draft than free agency at the safety position, similar to statements he made the other day about prospective free agent Albert Haynesworth. Per the AJC, the Falcons have taken a keen interest in some safeties already at the Combine.