With free agency set to start at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, here’s a look at the Falcons’ situation.
The team has $5,679,182 under the $188.2 million salary cap according to the NFLPA’s updated salary cap report on Monday.
Matt Schaub, quarterback: Signed a two-year, $3.78 million contract extension on March 12.
Schaub received a $750,000 signing bonus and has a base salary of $1.03 million for 2019. His salary cap number is $1.405 for 2019.
The team can exercise the option for 2020 which calls for a $2 million base salary with a salary cap number of $2.375 million.
Ty Sambrailo, right tackle/guard: He signed a three-year contract extension that’s worth $14.25 million over three years with escalator clauses that could push it up to $18 million, according to NFLPA documents.
He received a $3 million signing bonus. The deal averages $4.75 million per year before the escalator clauses kick in for 2020 and 2021. A total of $6 million of the contract is guaranteed.
Bruce Carter, linebacker: He signed a one-year, $930,000 deal (cap number $645,000; cash value $930,000).
Blidi Wreh-Wilson, cornerback: He signed a one-year, $895,000 deal with a $90,000 signing bonus on Feb. 25.
Steven Means, defensive end: He signed a one-year, $895,000 ($90,000 signing bonus; contract year 2019, cap number $735,000, cash value $895,000.
Brian Poole, cornerback: He played in 47 games and made 21 starts over three seasons. He made the team as an undrafted rookie out of Florida. Team reportedly wants to re-sign him if he doesn’t find a better deal.
Brooks Reed, defensive end: He was cut and signed with Arizona.
Robert Alford, cornerback: He was cut and signed with Arizona.
Matt Bryant, kicker: Team declined to exercise their option. He wants to keep playing at age 44.
Headed to the open market
Tevin Coleman, running back: He had four productive seasons after being selected in the third round of the 2015 draft. Is a threat out of the backfield with good speed. The team is monitoring his situation.
Andy Levitre, left guard: He wants to keep playing after missing most of the past two seasons with a pectoral injury. Was the opening day starter at left guard the past four seasons, but the team is moving on from him.
Justin Hardy, wide receiver: Steady special teams player, but is not a dangerous punt returner.
Marvin Hall, wide receiver (restricted): Was the main kickoff returner last season.
Logan Paulsen, tight end: Blocking tight end.
Ben Garland, right guard: Couldn’t get the job done at guard over the past two seasons.
Zane Beadles, offensive guard: Signed as a veteran stop-gap after Levitre and Fusco went down with injuries.
Derrick Shelby, defensive end: Tried to play through a groin injury last season. Team released and re-signed him last season, but don’t want him back this time around.
Bruce Irvin, defensive end/linebacker: The former Seattle Seahawk took a hometown discount to play part of the season with the Falcons in 2018.
Terrell McClain, defensive tackle: He was a place holder after team couldn’t re-sign Dontari Poe.
Kemal Ishmael, linebacker: A key special teamer.
Justin Bethel, cornerback: Led the team in special teams tackles last season.
Joe Condo, long snapper: He was signed when Josh Harris was injured.
Jordan Richards, safety: Ended up splitting the strong safeties duties with Sharrod Neasman last season.