FLOWERY BRANCH â?? The Falcons reclaimed the NFC South title and became NFC champions for just the second time in franchise history.
The Falcons, calling themselves a Brotherhood, had a major breakthrough in Dan Quinn’s second season as head coach before collapsing in the Super Bowl LI in grand fashion against New England by blowing a 25-point lead.
The offense soared to new heights and the young and marauding defense made great strides over the course of the season.
We continue our unit-by-unit review of the 2016 team with the defensive backs:
Who: Starters – LCB Desmond Trufant, RCB Robert Alford. FS Ricardo Allen (ERFA). SS – Keanu Neal. Backups – CBs Jalen Collins, Brian Poole, Deji Olatoye (ERFA), C.J. Goodwin and Blidi Wreh-Wilson (UFA). S – Dashon Goldson (UFA), *Kemal Ishmael (UFA) and Sharrod Neaseman.
Contract/free agent situation: The Falcons’ No. 1 offseason priority is to negotiate a contract extension with Trufant. Allen and Olatoye are exclusive rights free agent. Wilson, Goldson and Ishmael are set to become unrestricted …
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