Mixed with a combination of low cap space and bad contracts, the Atlanta Falcons were forced to make moves and part ways with longtime players. Falcons parted ways with two former first-rounders in Desmond Trufant and Vic Beasley; along with a running back and tight end who were both staples in this Atlanta Falcons offense.
So while we parted ways with guys who were integral parts on our team, the Falcons made three keys moves to acquire new guys as replacements. Here are their grades.
Hayden Hurst: A-
The closer we came to the free agency period, the more likely we knew that Austin Hooper was not going to stay with the Atlanta Falcons.