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The Falcons Are About to Get Some Extra Cap Space and They Should Use it On This Free Agent

Jason Schandl
The Atlanta Falcons should target this free agent with their new cap space.
The Atlanta Falcons should target this free agent with their new cap space. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images
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The NFL offseason tends to slow down in the early summer, but a few teams will be getting some new salary cap space to work with on Tuesday. Cuts that were designated as post-June 1 free up some additional money as of June 2nd.

The Atlanta Falcons are one of the teams getting the most space ($10.75 million), thanks to their release of Desmond Trufant. With that money, Atlanta would be wise to target former Tennessee Titans corner Logan Ryan.

The Falcons selected Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, but they're far from set at the position. Their likely starting corner across from Terrell is Isaiah Oliver, who received a terrible 56.8 overall grade from Pro Football Focus in 2019.

Ryan, on the other hand, has received grades of 71.6 and 64.9 in the past two years. He also limited opposing passers to just 7.6 yards per attempt when thrown at last season, compared to 9.3 for Oliver.

This is clearly a position of need, and while a steep asking price has kept Ryan from finding a new home yet, Atlanta will now have the space to make a convincing offer.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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