by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/29/14) The Falcons re-signed defensive back Robert McClain Friday, though the terms of the deal are not yet known.
McClain played in all 16 games for the Falcons last season, with six starts, and recorded 66 tackles and five pass defenses. He was a restricted free agent this offseason, but did not find much interest with a seventh-round tender attached to him.
Jerry appeared in 16 games last season, recording 33 tackles and 3.5 sacks in the most productive season of his career. The former first-round pick has just 5.5 sacks in five seasons.
Falcons sign Tyson Jackson
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/11/14) The Falcons have agreed to a deal with free agent defensive lineman Tyson Jackson, reports the NFL Network.
Jackson spent the first five years of his career with the Chiefs. In 2013, he had four sacks and 33 total tackles.
Falcons able to keep Jonathan Babineaux
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/11/14) The Falcons have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux on a three-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.
Babineaux had 42 tackles, a sack and an interception last season, his ninth in Atlanta.
Falcons likely to keep Osi Umenyiora
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/20/14) It appears the Falcons will hold onto defensive end Osi Umenyiora, who had 7.5 sacks last year. Umenyiora, 32, would count $3.5 million against the cap in 2014.
Coach Mike Smith said Umenyiora did an "outstanding job" in his first season with Atlanta. "I am never gonna say never," Smith said, "but I'm looking forward to continuing to work with him."