FLOWERY BRANCH — Here’s a look at the Falcons’ moves in free agency since the start of the new NFL business year March 15:
– RG Chris Lindstrom, five years, $105 million
– RT Kaleb McGary, three years, $34.5 million
– TE Jonnu Smith from Patriots for seventh-round draft pick
NEW FREE AGENTS
– S Jessie Bates III, four years, $64 million
– DT David Onyemata, four years, $35 million ($24.5 million guaranteed, $12 million signing bonus)
– LB Kaden Elliss, three years, $21.5 million ($11 million guaranteed)
– QB Taylor Heinicke, two years, up to $20 million
– CB Mike Hughes, two years
– LB Tae Davis, one year
– WR Mack Hollins, one year, up to $2.5 million
– P Bradley Pinion re-signed, three years, $8.65 million
– FB Keith Smith re-signed, one year, $2.35 million ($625,000 guaranteed)
– OLB Lorenzo Carter, two years, $9 million
– LS Liam McCullough, one year, $705,000
– TE Parker Hesse, one year, $940,000
– CB Cornell Armstrong
– DT Eddie Goldman (unretired list)
– OT Germain Ifedi, one-year
SIGNED WITH OTHER TEAMS
– CB Isaiah Oliver (49ers)
– DL Abdullah Anderson (Commanders)
– CB Mike Ford (Browns)
– OL Chuma Edoga (Cowboys)
Ex-Falcons who are unrestricted free agents:
Rashaan Evans: The Falcons appear to have moved on.
Olamide Zaccheaus: The dependable player was the second-leading receiver with 40 catches for 533 yards and three touchdowns.
Erik Harris: With Bates, they no longer have a need for veteran leadership.
Damiere Byrd: Provided a deep threat early in the season.
Anthony Firkser: He played in 11 games and made one start as a quality reserve.
Elijah Wilkinson: He won the starting job, but injuries got in the way. He started only nine games.
Vincent Taylor: He spent the season on injured reserve. Was expected to be the starter at nose tackle.
Beau Brinkley: With McCullough re-signed, it wouldn’t make sense to have two long snappers on the 90-man roster.
KhaDarel Hodge: He played 259 special-teams snaps and was a dependable reserve at wide receiver. He led the team with nine special-teams tackles.
Nick Kwiatkoski: A quality reserve who played in nine games.
MyCole Pruitt: He came on strong and caught four touchdown passes after tight end Kyle Pitts went down. Quarterback Desmond Ridder was on the same page with Pruitt.
Jaleel Johnson: The defensive lineman provided some depth along the line.
Colby Gossett: Made a start but ended the season as the fifth guard.
Matt Dickerson: He provided some late-season depth along the defensive line.
Rashad Fenton: The Falcons traded a seventh-round pick to the Chiefs for Fenton. He played in two games and made one start.
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