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8-8, 2nd in NFC South
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Biggest remaining holes for all 32 teams

The Colts still need depth behind RB Frank Gore, and the Bucs could use a receiver opposite Mike Evans. Football Outsiders analyzes the biggest post-draft needs for every team.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons president Rich McKay on talk surfacing that Atlanta will indeed win the 2019 Super Bowl. "The Super Bowl bid process is a very well-organized and competitive process and is determined by a vote of the team owners later this month. It's impossible to have any indication of a favorable result weeks before the actual vote happens, and any assertion otherwise is not accurate. We'll continue to respect the NFL's process." The vote occurs May 24 in Charlotte with Atlanta in the mix for 2019 along with Tampa, Miami, and New Orleans.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons announce they have signed their entire six-man draft class with SS Keanu Neal, LB Deion Jones, TE Austin Hooper, LB De'Vondre Campbell, G Wes Schweitzer, and WR Devin Fuller.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons announce that first-round pick Keanu Neal has officially signed his rookie contract.

Daje Johnson on Falcons: All I needed was an opportunity (2:35)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

On NFLPA list of 50 rising stars in marketing is Falcons Pro Bowl RB Devonta Freeman (13). Todd Gurley of the Rams is No. 1.

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Could McDowell make Falcons better?

Malik McDowell could fill a hole in Atlanta that Jonathan Babineaux's pending free agency may create. McDowell's talent creates unique problems for opposing offensive linemen. Way-too-early 2017 mock draft (Insider)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons undrafted addition Gerald Dixon Jr., a DT from South Carolina, is the older half brother of his former Gamecocks' teammate, DE Gerald "Lil G" Dixon, and the son of former NFL player Gerald Dixon Sr., a LB for the Browns, Chargers, and Bengals. Confused yet?

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons first round pick Keanu Neal has agreed to terms on a four-year fully guaranteed deal with a fifth year option. Financial terms not immediately disclosed.

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Falcons jumped the gun on Neal

Every year, we see teams draft box safeties in the first round with hopes of finding the next Kam Chancellor. Pro Football Focus thinks the Falcons were the latest team to make this mistake, reaching on Keanu Neal. Potential busts (Insider)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons LB Paul Worrilow said part of this offseason is working on developing a bond with the linebackers where no one is afraid of critiquing each other.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Devonta Freeman said he offered to cut the grass for the elderly lady he helped with her lawnmower whenever she needs it. Told her she could call anytime.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons cornerback Robert Alford had a baby boy this offseason. Said Dan Quinn had a Navy SEAL come in and speak to the team last week for motivation.

Falcons' Schofield in a rush to get back on the field (0:28)
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Falcons have a plan for Neal

Keanu Neal was a reach for Atlanta, per Mel Kiper Jr. But he sees the Falcons as a match for scheme and talent, and expects Neal to see the field early and often. Impact rookies (Insider)

Team Stats

Passing Yards273.76th
Rushing Yards100.718th
Points For21.2Tied-21st
Points Against21.614th

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