Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Falcons have a lot of work this offseason. They have to wonder whether Tony Gonzalez will be back or was this season his last. If this is his last season what will the Falcons do at tight end. In my opinion Chase Coffman will be a nice replacement to Gonzalez. The Falcons can also mix him up in a double tight end set with a draft selection on the other side. They also have to pick up a pass rusher in this draft considering Abraham is their only past threat. There will be a lot of veterans cut to make cap room in 2013 like center Todd McClure, defensive end John Abraham, running back Michael Turner, cornerback Brent Grimes, linebacker Stephen Nicholas, left tackle Sam Baker and safety William Moore. Some of the players who will not know until after they’ve been supplanted by draft picks. Last season, the Falcons drafted fullback Bradie Ewing and released fullback Ovie Mughelli, saving more than $3 million in salary cap space. The Falcons have a lot to think about this offseason after coming short of the super bowl this season.