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Re-ups with Falcons
May slide into nickel slot
Gets chance to hit open market
Gets one-year extension
Making progress in rehab
Focus fixated on ultimate prize
Ryan (wrist) said that winning a Super Bowl title is what "motivates (him) to get out of bed every morning," Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. "It's the No. 1 goal for me," Ryan stressed. "To bring a championship to this city and to our organization, that's what it's all about."
Set to replace Matt Bryant
Cut free by Atlanta
Nearly finished rehab
No plans to retire
Foresees defensive improvement
Jones portrayed Thursday that the Falcons defense will be eager to improve next season after a rocky 2018 campaign. "I think it's going to be a little bit different," Jones said of his expectations for the Atlanta defense in 2019. "(We) have a chip on (our) shoulder about what happened this year and guys coming back have a lot to prove. We've just got to put it all together and set our standard and get after it."
Left wrist issue
Steps up in secondary
Neasman collected 44 combined tackles, two tackles for loss and four pass deflections in 12 appearances for the Falcons in 2018.
Flashes during rookie campaign
Oliver concluded the 2018 season with 23 tackles, seven pass deflections and one interception after the Falcons selected him with the No. 58 overall selection in last April's draft.
May get improved contract terms
Working for 2019 rebound
Likely headed elsewhere
Scores in Pro Bowl debut
Hooper recorded the only touchdown for the NFC during Sunday's Pro Bowl, hauling in a 20-yard Dak Prescott touchdown pass in a 26-7 loss to the AFC.
Earns first career Pro-Bowl nod
Matthews has replaced Washington's Trent Williams as a tackle on the NFC roster for the Pro Bowl, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Concludes successful 2018 campaign
Bosher averaged 45.5 yards per punt on 60 attempts, while pinning 22 kicks inside the 20-yard line during the 2018 season.
Comes back strong from 2017 injury
Crawford played all 16 games for Atlanta this season, tying a career high with 11 starts, en route to establishing new personal bests in tackles (35), quarterback hits (nine) and sacks (six).
Three interceptions in 2018
Poole tallied 74 tackles (53 solo), including three sacks, and six passes defensed, including three interceptions, across 16 games in 2018.
Tallies 94 tackles in 2018
Campbell recorded 94 tackles (63 solo), including 1.5 sacks, while playing in all 16 games in 2018.
Five receptions in 2018
Saubert tallied 48 yards on five receptions while playing in 16 games in 2018.