CBS projects Falcons to sign former Rams pass rusher, Super Bowl champion

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The Falcons have around $42 million in cap space, but that figure could rise even more with a few cuts and contract restructures.

Terry Fontenot will have plenty of cash to bring in free agents at positions of need, which starts at the quarterback position. It’s the most important task at hand this offseason.

However, it’s far from the only position that needs to be addressed in the coming weeks. The Falcons will need to add to the receiver position as well as the cornerback room. As always, more pass rushers are never a bad thing.

CBS Sports Cody Benjamin put together a free agency mock draft and had the team bringing a familiar face home to Georgia, former Bulldogs star Leonard Floyd signing with the Falcons.

14. Falcons: OLB Leonard Floyd

Perpetually in need of pass-rushing reinforcements, the Falcons reunite Floyd, an annually underrated sack artist, with old Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, who’s now running the show in Atlanta.

The former 9th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft has had a pretty wild career to this point.

Floyd is coming off a career year where he logged 10.5 sacks with the Bills, marking the fourth season in a row that he’s logged at least nine of them, but it wasn’t always the case.

Initially, people considered him a bust after four middling seasons with the Bears. Eventually, he joined the Rams in 2020 and immediately put together the first double-digit sack season of his career before winning a Super Bowl the following year.

The 31-year-old is familiar with Raheem Morris during their shared time in Los Angeles, so the connection is there. Moreover, Spotrac projects a deal somewhere around $8 million annually.

If he can put together another double-digit sack season for the Falcons, that is well worth $8 million.

Photographer: Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire

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