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Falcons Hire Bob Sutton

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The Atlanta Falcons have hired former Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton as a senior assistant, the team officially announced on Monday.

After the Falcons fired defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel this offseason, the decided not to hire a new defensive coordinator and instrad allow head coach Dan Quinn to call defensive plays moving forward.

Sutton was fired earlier this offseason following the Chiefs loss in the AFC Championship game to the New England Patriots and will handle “in-game strategy, clock management, time-out usage and replay review,” for the Falcons.

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Falcons Not Tending Brian Poole

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The Atlanta Falcons have informed veteran cornerback Brian Poole that they will not be tendering him as a restricted free agent, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.

Poole has played as the primary nickel back for the past three seasons in Atlanta and is coming off a career year in 2018 in which he set a number of career highs in tackles, sacks, and interceptions.

According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, the door is still open for Poole to return to the Falcons but he would have to agree to a lesser deal than the RFA tender.

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Falcons’ Matt Bryant To Return In 2019

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Atlanta Falcons veteran kicker Matt Bryant plans to continue his playing career in 2019.

Bryant, 43, announced his decision to return in 2019, via his Twitter page.

Over this past year I’ve been asked numerous times about retirement and how I feel. Well, I’m not retiring and I feel fine and plan on feeling even better with some changes to my offseason program!— matt bryant (@Matt_Bryant3) February 6, 2019

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Falcons to Release Robert Alford

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The Atlanta Falcons are planning to release veteran cornerback Robert Alford, according to NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo.

Alford, 30, has spent 6 seasons with the Falcons, is the team’s longest tenured player, and is scheduled to make $9.1 million in 2019.

With his release, the Falcons will only take on $1.2 million in dead money and it will create $7.9 million in cap space.

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