Add another name to the free agent list when the new league year opens on March 9.
A big free agent signing just two years ago (five years, $32 million), the 32-year-old Soliai isn't a great fit for coach Dan Quinn's defensive system. Soliai excelled as a true two-gap nose tackle. The move to Quinn's penetrating 4-3 front last season meant a decline in Soliai's usage.
The Falcons will save $5.4 million on the salary cap this season if they designate Soliai as a post-June 1 cut (spreading his cap hit over the next two seasons) with $1.4 million in dead money.
A capable 3-4 nose tackle is a rare commodity, but given his declining play over the past two seasons we would expect teams to view Soliai as a borderline starter and rotational defender.