The Lions traded a sixth-round pick in April’s draft for Falcons CB Chris Houston and signed former Rams CB Jonathan Wade.
The Falcons announced they signed CB Dunta Robinson on Saturday and will introduce him at a press conference Monday.
If Peria Jerry returns in offseason workouts before the draft and looks to be coming along well, that could help push the Falcons in the direction of taking a cornerback, or perhaps even a linebacker, with the 19th pick.
The Falcons will not be shopping for a new backup quarterback this offseason.
Falcons LS Mike Schneck announced his retirement Thursday, the team said in a press release.
The Falcons have re-signed veteran CB Brian Williams to a one-year deal.
The Falcons issued tenders to four more restricted free agents Wednesday, in addition to ORT Tyson Clabo and P Michael Koenen.
The Falcons tendered two of their restricted free agents Wednesday, reports indicate.
With No. 1 WR Antonio Bryant departing in free agency, wide receiver is a pressing need for the Buccaneers. PFW continues its series in which it examines the needs of each team, analyzing the NFC South.
Falcons head coach Mike Smith spoke at the Combine Feb. 26 and said QB Matt Ryan is progressing well in his recovery from the turf-toe injury that hampered him late last season.
Three coin flips were conducted to determine the draft order for six teams Friday at the Combine.
The Falcons named Bill Musgrave assistant head coach on Tuesday.
The Falcons locked up veteran WR Brian Finneran before he hit the open market.
Matt Bryant and Steven Hauschka are expected to compete to become the Falcons' placekicker next season, but the team is still looking to see what else is available at the position.
With the most pressing of the team's needs being at cornerback and defensive end, sources say Atlanta will put an emphasis on drafting defensive players once again in 2010.
Word is the Falcons will give 2009 second-round pick William Moore an opportunity to beat out incumbent starter Erik Coleman for the strong safety job.
In addition to finding help at cornerback, one of the Falcons' more important tasks this offseason will be upgrading their personnel at defensive end to help bolster a pass rush that made just 28 sacks in 2009.
Word is Falcons rookie Chris Owens has all but ensured he will be in the mix to open next season as the team's starting left cornerback.