Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Jon Asamoah (73) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons free agency rumors: Jon Asamoah not signing with Atlanta would be 'small upset'

Since the NFL’s negotiation period opened on Saturday, it became clear that the Atlanta Falcons were going to make signing Kansas City Chiefs free agent guard Jon Asamoah one of their top priorities early in the process.

Apparently the contract talks have been going smoothly between the Falcons and Asamoah’s agent, and now he is a strong favorite to sign with the team.

According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, it would be a “small upset” if Asamoah did not end up signing with Atlanta.

The man who drafted Asamoah in Kansas City, Scott Pioli, was signed during the offseason to serve as the Falcons new assistant general manager, so the connection to Atlanta is obviously there.

Be sure to stay tuned to leading up to and throughout the NFL Free Agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors.

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