5 Free Agents the Atlanta Falcons Should Avoid at All Costs

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5 Free Agents the Atlanta Falcons Should Avoid at All Costs
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Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff owes part of his success to some of the moves that he's chosen not to make during his time in Atlanta.  For example, in 2008, he chose to draft Matt Ryan with the third overall pick of the draft instead of selecting Glenn Dorsey in Ryan's spot and waiting until the second round to draft a quarterback like Brian Brohm or Chad Henne.  Last year, he chose to pass on making a run at Bills defensive end Mario Williams. 

As we look ahead to March, the 2013 free agent class features some intriguing names for Atlanta.  However, there are a few players who Thomas Dimitroff and the Falcons would be better off without. 

Let's take a look at five pending free agents that play positions the Falcons will probably be looking to upgrade and analyze why some Falcons fans may want the team to pursue each player before discussing the reasons why Thomas Dimitroff should choose to pass on making a move like he did with Mario Williams and Glenn Dorsey.

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