Nov 4, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore (25) takes the field before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Cowboys 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons 2013 Free Agency Preview


The Atlanta Falcons have some key free agents that they will need to focus on during the free agency period. Safety William Moore, cornerback Brent Grimes and offensive tackle Sam Baker are all key starters who the Falcons would miss if they bolt in free agency.

Out of that trio, Moore should be the biggest for Atlanta.

On the open market, expect the Falcons to be on the look out for a top level pass rusher to come in and immediately contribute in the defensive line rotation.

Here is a list of the Falcons 2013 free agents:

  • William Moore — Safety — UFA
  • Brent Grimes — Cornerback — UFA
  • Sam Baker — Offensive Tackle — UFA
  • Tony Gonzalez — Tight End — UFA
  • Chris Hope — Safety — UFA
  • Todd McClure — Center — UFA
  • Mike Cox — Fullback — UFA
  • Mike Peterson — Linebacker — UFA
  • Luke McCown — Quarterback — UFA
  • Lawrence Sidbury — Defensive End — UFA
  • Vance Walker — Defensive Tackle — UFA
  • Garrett Reynolds — Offensive Guard — UFA
  • Michael Palmer — Tight End — RFA
  • Will Svitek — Offensive Tackle — UFA
  • Chris Owens — Cornerback — UFA
  • Antone Smith — Running Back — RFA

Which players do the Falcons need to focus on re-signing and which players will attract the most attention on the free agent market? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section.

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