NFL Free Agency 2011: Top 5 Free Agents That Could Soar for the Falcons

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NFL Free Agency 2011: Top 5 Free Agents That Could Soar for the Falcons
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The Atlanta Falcons, along with every other NFL team, player and fan, eagerly await the new collective bargaining agreement. Once a new CBA is reached and signed, you can bet your bottom dollar that free agency feathers will fly. 

With the annual free foray into free agency looking to continue for the Atlanta Falcons, the question can really become, what position would be best addressed?

Is it running back? A secondary wide receiver? Secondary help? Is it help along the defensive line? Any of those options will fit and make plenty of sense for the Dirty Birds.

Building through the draft remains the team's primary focus, but here are the top five impact free agents the Falcons could sign.

Franchise Designation: Despite many media outlets reporting the "franchise" tag being applied to some of the names on this list, that doesn't hold much water. 

The NFLPA says the designations has zero validity under the current CBA, which is set to expire March 3rd. That, of course, means that a team cannot designate a player as “franchise” without having a new CBA in place.

Please keep that in mind when reading and having said that, let's begin! 

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