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Falcons Expected to Sign Exciting All-Pro Playmaker in Free Agency

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Atlanta Falcons are hosting an exciting All-Pro playmaker and could reach a deal soon.
The Atlanta Falcons are hosting an exciting All-Pro playmaker and could reach a deal soon. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
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The Atlanta Falcons haven't had a splashy offseason given their salary cap situation, but they've made solid moves with their little cash under first-year GM Terry Fontenot. Signing dependable running back Mike Davis to improve their RB depth on an affordable deal was one big win for the Falcons this offseason.

Now Atlanta is meeting with All-Pro playmaker Cordarrelle Patterson and a deal is expected soon.

Cordarrelle Patterson Falcons

This is one way to improve the Falcons' special teams unit. Patterson has earned four First-Team All-Pro honors as a returner over his eight NFL seasons, including each of the last two years with the Chicago Bears.

He led the league in kick return yards (1,017) last season, the most he's posted since 2015, showing that he still has plenty of speed to burn. Patterson has returned at least one kickoff return for a touchdown in each of the last three years and is tied for the most TD returns (8) in league history.

Over his past two years in Chicago, Patterson also played a utility role as both a wide receiver and running back, recording 550 all-purpose yards and a score on the ground.

Once finalized, it will be an exciting addition that should remind Falcons fans of 2014, when the team stole another All-Pro returner from the Bears in Devin Hester. He went on to lead the league in return yards that season, and Atlanta will hope for similar results from Patterson.


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