Freeney said he an the Freeney and the Falcons coaches have been in contact on his possible return to the team.
I’ve already been talking to the coaches and going back and forth here and there with the draft picks and free agents,” Freeney said, per Sporting News. “That line of communication is still very open. They say they’re still very interested.
Falcons are expected to receive 4.3 million in cap credit Friday, which should go towards re-signing Freeney. Expect Freeney to have the same role as last year (mentor/situational pass rusher).
Raheem Morris continues to show how well rounded of coach he is. Dan Quinn gave Morris his third hat to wear by naming him passing game coordinator to newly hired offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.
*Raheem Morris is also Assistant head coach and wide receivers coach*
Sarkisian was hired as offensive coordinator, coming over from University of Alabama after San Francisco 49ers hired former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach.
Falcons also appointed Doug Mallory as defensive backs coach. Mallory has been defensive assistant to Quinn for the last two years. Before then he was LSU DB coach 2005-07, co-defensive coordinator in 2008. In 2009-10 defensive coordinator in University of New Mexico and 2011-13 Indiana assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator.
Many thought (myself included) Morris would be heading to the defensive coordinator position when Richard Smith was reassigned. However, secondary coach Marquand Manuel was given the position.
Manuel was involved in a situation with New York Giants defensive back Eli Apple.
Final Thoughts – Former passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson is expected to be leave. Most likely join Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco as co-defensive coordinator with Robert Saleh.
#49ers are interviewing SD LB coach Robert Saleh and #Falcons passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson today, sources say. Could be co-DCs
As Falcons Fans sit back and wait for the off-season to begin. Rumors continue to swirl and no one knows what to believe. Well Mad Mike knows for a FACT that Ohio State Wide Receiver Braxton Miller would love to play alongside Julio Jones. In an article written by TheFalcoholic Braxton Miller was quoted by a well known source at the Senior Bowl. Check it out.
Falcons Fam Jeff Schultz had the chance to talk to Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff about the possibility of signing potential free agent Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice and recently released 49ers Superstar pass rusher Aldon Smith.
Thomas Dimitroff on signing Ray Rice!!
“We do not (have interest in Rice). … We’re happy with the development of our young guys at running back and we think our chemistry is right with this running back group.”
Forsett is coming off of a 1,200 yard 8 TDs Pro Bowl Season. Told the BaltimoreSun that he wishes to stay in Baltimore, but is keepinghis options open, because it’s just “business.”
Justin Forsett on returning to Baltimore.
“I would love to stay here. I want to be here in Baltimore. They gave me my shot, gave me my opportunity. But then again, there’s that business side we have to work out. I’m praying that everything works out.”
News is swirling that the Atlanta Falcons trying to land Forsett. If that should happen, it would ensure a three headed monster of a backfield with Forsett, Smith, and Devonta Freeman.
MadMikes Opinion: With the release of running back Steven Jackson and Tackle Sam Baker injury status still up in the air, Falcons could look to sign a veteran running back. It’s unlikely Justin Forsett would signed to a contract, but clearly not of the question.