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March 22: According to Brent Sobleski of ESPN, Brent Grimes could be close to signing a deal with the Cleveland Browns.
March 20: Defensive end Osi Umenyiora visited the Falcons on Wednesday, according to USA Today.
March 17: Cornerback Brent Grimes is expected to begin narrowing down his choices of NFL destination spots in the next few days, according to the Plain Dealer.
March 14: The Tony Gonzalez contract was inked Thursday, according to Howard Balzer of 590 KFNS. Financial terms have not been released.
March 13: The Falcons are talking to defensive tackle Richard Seymour, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Seymour played in just eight games last year for the Oakland Raiders and had three sacks.
March 13: The Green Bay Packers might not be as close to signing free-agent running back Steven Jackson as earlier thought, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. It seems the Packers don't want to get in a bidding war or give Jackson a huge contract offer so he can then leverage that offer with the Falcons, or any other contending team looking for a running back.
March 13: Long-time Falcons center Todd McClure will announce his retirement at a press conference on Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. McClure has played with Atlanta for 13 seasons and his presence will be missed in the middle of the offensive line. Replacing him will much-debated topic in the coming months. Do the Falcons slide second-year lineman Peter Konz to center or use Joe Hawley? Could Atlanta go in a different direction completely?
March 12: The Falcons are interested in QB Drew Stanton, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Stanton backed up Andrew Luck in Indianapolis last year and didn't throw a pass.
March 12: Tony Gonzalez has given his agent, Tom Condon, the green light to talk to the Falcons about a new contract, according to USA Today Sports. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports made the move official. The deal isn’t done, but Gonzalez confirmed he’s coming back.
March 11: D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the Falcons could go after Steven Jackson who voided his contract with the St. Louis Rams. Jackson makes sense schematically with Dirk Koetter’s new offense that utilizes running backs in the passing game.
March 10: Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports citing several sources reports that tight end Tony Gonzalez could return to play in 2013 if the Falcons paid him $7 million and let him miss some or all of training camp.