Atlanta Falcons Resign DE Kroy Biermann and Saftey Thomas DeCoud
ATLANTA, March 7—This afternoon the Atlanta Falcons announced that they have come to terms with emerging defensive end Kroy Biermann.
Biermann’s potential has been touted since he was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL draft out of Montana. This upcoming season will be his “go” time as the sentiment continues to grow that Pro Bowl veteran John Abraham will not return to the team.
Unless the Falcons bring in another pass rush specialist either via free agency or the draft, Biermann will play opposite ex-Vikings DE Ray Edwards on a line defensive line that continues to gel together that also includes Jonathan Babineaux and Peria Jerry.
During the first leg of his tenure with the team, Biermann’s highlights included 97 solo tackles and 12.5 sacks.
Earlier this week the team also came to terms with safety Thomas DeCoud who celebrated with fans on his Twitter account. ”Thanks for all the congratulations, everyone. Looking forward to taking my game to the next level and help the Falcons take that next step.”
DeCoud’s deal is loaded with bonuses and incentives and could escalate to a value of $21 million dollars.
“DeCoud snatched four interceptions and had 109 tackles in 2011.
As the Falcons, continue to get deals done, we have to wonder ‘when will MLB Curtis Lofton’s name be called?’
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