Falcons in talks to bring veteran free agent back to Atlanta


The Falcons seem interested in a reunion with a veteran pass rusher.

According to Adam Schefter, Bud Dupree just completed a visit with the Chargers but has been talking with the Steelers and Falcons.

The Falcons added three defensive linemen through the draft, including Bralen Trice, who can play a similar role as Dupree, so I’m not quite sure what the motivation behind a potential deal is.

Still, adding a proven pass rusher to the fold is never a bad thing. Dupree was tied with Calais Campbell as the team’s sack leader last year. After joining the Falcons on a one-year, $2.5 million deal, he enjoyed his best season since 2020.

I imagine he’s in line for a more lucrative deal than that, but I wouldn’t be mad about Bud Dupree coming back to Atlanta. However, I would be mad about the Falcons’ lack of attention to the secondary.

A proven commodity would go a lot further at cornerback and safety compared to an edge defender.

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