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Atlanta Falcons 2018 offseason moves

Dec 31, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons safety Ricardo Allen (37) celebrates their win against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

In a relatively quiet offseason to date, the Atlanta Falcons have lost a few key contributors to last season's run, but done their part at addressing their needs to the best of the free agent class' ability. Gone is Adrian Clayborn on the edge, Dontari Poe on the defensive interior and Taylor Gabriel at wide receiver.  Joining the fold for the Falcons are Brandon Fusco at guard, Justin Bethel at cornerback and Logan Paulsen at tight end.

Quarterback Matt Ryan is back, fresh off his sixth appearance on PFF's Top 101 players from a given season. Meanwhile, Atlanta also made sure to bring back the key parts from last year's secondary by re-signing Ricardo Allen (79.4 overall grade). This team is however, in need of youth and depth as they push towards contending for the playoffs each season in a deep NFC South. With their movement so far, what do PFF Senior Analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson think of their offseason so far?

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