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5 Moves the Atlanta Falcons Must Avoid in Free Agency
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For the Atlanta Falcons, free agency has been a hit-or-miss proposition under the current regime. Players like Ray Edwards, Osi Umenyiora and Steven Jackson have been seen as major disappoints in recent memory. 

While these players carried some serious name value on the open market, it can be stated that all were risks due to everything from age to talent. 

Looking ahead to the forthcoming free agency period, the market has plenty of big name players that should come with asterisks like the aforementioned players above should've.

The Falcons have a plethora of needs and when you couple that with the $19,688,149 in cap space, according to OverTheCap, they have the ability to really do some serious damage.

They also have the ability to swing and miss on some of these shiny new toys.  

It's time for Atlanta to disregard hype and acquire players who fit the scheme. Let's take a look at players who would have Falcons fans breaking out a bottle of Pepto-Bismol. 

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