No teams have taken advantage of the franchise tag yet. The defending NFC South champions are unlikely to be one of them.
Safety William Moore seemed to be a nice fit for the tag, so consider it a minor surprise the Falcons might pass. Remember, the safety position is among the most economical when it comes to the franchise tag. Rapoport said signing Moore remains a priority for the team.
Atlanta used its tag last season on cornerback Brent Grimes, who was headed for a big free-agent pay day before blowing out his Achilles tendon last September.
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