Atlanta Falcons Free Agency: Moneyball Options to Fill Crucial Roles

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Atlanta Falcons Free Agency: Moneyball Options to Fill Crucial Roles
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Could Wallace Gilberry be the unpolished gem the Falcons need?

Despite the Falcons being mentioned as part of the Darrelle Revis Sweepstakes (h/t Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News), they won't be flashy with their free agent moves at all this year. Honestly, they'll more than likely go with the comrade, Thomas Dimitroff's own Moneyball for football style-approach.

Unlike the big money approach employed by other teams in the NFL, comrade's approach to free agency and the offseason is very simple:

1. Keep all of your own free agents.

2. Supplement with minor signings around the NFL.

3. Draft well, but keep an eye on the trade market.

So far the results have worked out quite well. Atlanta has gone 11-5, 9-7, 13-3, 10-6 and 13-3 in the five years Dimitroff has run the organization. In order for him to continue the success, he'll take a look into some more Moneyball-style supplemental signings.

Here's a look at who those players could be.

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