This slideshow and article is intended to discuss moves the Atlanta Falcons will and won't make this off-season.
Will the Falcons pursue Albert Haynesworth in free agency? The team has already issued a statement that they are not going to pursue him. If this was Bill Parcells, another person, or another team stating this, then it probably would not hold water.
However, believe the Falcons on this one because Haynesworth will garner much attention and a much larger payday. Many individuals cannot understand why the team would not pursue Albert, when they are in desperate need of a DT.
There is one variable that many outsiders have not factored in, and that is the return of former starter, DT Trey Lewis.
If he comes back from his injury and plays at a high level, it will be a huge boost to the Falcons.
Also, some have speculated that DE Jamal Anderson (who hasn't panned out at DE) will also be tried at the defensive tackle position. Could the Falcons not be as thin at DT as they seem?
Also when signing a player of Haynesworth's caliber to a huge contract, a team must also consider the future salary cap ramifications of such a decision.
Something else to consider is that sometimes when a player switches teams (schemes, etc.) they don't make as much of an impact. Also injuries factor in...how does it benefit your team to sign a player to a huge contract when it is possible that player could get injured, or simply not play well?
How will that player fit into the locker room, and are they a positive role model and team player?