Atlanta Falcons: Biermann set to sign contract extension

Defensive Kroy Biermann has won the respect of Hines Ward.

Defensive end Kroy Biermann is set to sign a contract extension with the Falcons.

The Atlanta Falcons’ free agency dominoes are set to start falling and Reality Television star and defensive end Kroy Biermann is not going to be tardy for the party.

Biermann’s re-signing is “imminent” and expected within the next 36 hours, according to a person close to the negotiations.

The final sticking point is that Biermann wants a three-year contract. The team would like to lock him up for four years. The deal will land in the $10-12 million range, the source said.

Biermann, a fifth-round pick in the 2008 draft, has been a core special teams player, part-time starter and key player in the defensive end rotation. He’s also has been solid when dropping in coverage, a particular skill that may get more use under new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan.

Biermann has played in 64 games and made 17 starts. He started 14 of 16 games in 2010, when the Falcons went 13-3 and won the NFC South.

Last season during the lockout, Biermann had a son and married “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak.  A recent episode featured Biermann and his family settling into their new home.

The Falcons, who met with several agents while in Indianapolis last week during the NFL scouting combine, figure to make additional moves this weekend as they have until Monday to use the franchise tag.

If the Falcons do not re-sign their own players, they will become unrestricted free agents at 4 p.m. on March 13, when the league’s new business year starts.

Here’s the list prospective free agents: Abraham, John DE; Chambers, Kirk OL; DeCoud, Thomas S; Douglas, Harry WR; Grimes, Brent CB; Hayden, Kelvin CB; Kelly, Reggie TE; Lofton, Curtis LB; McClure, Todd OL; Peterson, Mike LB; Redman, Chris QB; Romberg, Brett OL; Sanders, James S; Snelling, Jason RB; Weems, Eric WR and Zelenka, Joe LS.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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107 comments Add your comment

Matt

March 1st, 2012
10:24 am

Jeff B

March 1st, 2012
10:30 am

Well if Abe might walk, we needed to bring the Beer-man back. Can’t wait to see these extensions come rolling in!

the silverman

March 1st, 2012
10:46 am

I dont get this move at all. Sidbury had more sacks than him in half his playing time. I think it would be better for us to go get a DE in free agency weather it be Avril or anybody else than bierman.

chc4

March 1st, 2012
10:47 am

Biermann is good a top backup but no way is he starter caliber. Gotta think we’re hoping Mario Williams hits the market with Abraham as the fallback.

[...] D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that impending Falcons free agent defensive end Kroy Biermann is set to re-sign with the team. Ledbetter writes that Biermann’s deal is “imminent” and likely to be inked in the next 36 hours. [...]

IceColdATLien

March 1st, 2012
10:53 am

Like the column said, he seem to fit Nolan’s preferred 3-4 D scheme.

Die Hard Falcon

March 1st, 2012
10:57 am

This is a guy I’m happy to have back, solid player and perfect fit for our hybrid defense of Nolan, he might flourish. Hope we get him at a lower # so we still have plenty of cap room. I would like to see some of our guys restructure contracts to help the team, I guess we would have to win the SB to get them to try that.

mark

March 1st, 2012
11:05 am

Good resign in my opinion. Sidbury is very subpar versus the run, and also is not a FA “the siverman”. “IceColdATLien” Mike Nolan has already stated in a press conference that he will not be switching to a 3-4D. I look for the Birds to sign a DE FA. I don’t think Cliff Matthews is ready for a starting role. Hell they may platoon guys in that position to keep constant fresh legs in the game. We as fans are gonna see a totally different defense this year. Go Birds!!!

McBubba

March 1st, 2012
11:07 am

He drive’s a MAN truck, and that’s what matters most to me..

Joe Tess Fish House

March 1st, 2012
11:13 am

Wow. Anoter dumm sighing by Tomas Dummytroff. This guy is more itrested in old dumm blonds then he his in palying football.

Mr Dummytroff pleez sigh some 1 who can play fottball!

Reggie Ball

March 1st, 2012
11:14 am

Just drop the skank

how you figure?

March 1st, 2012
11:17 am

@the silverman…..12.5 for Kory 4.5 for Larry Sid…. um simple math here….you should really double check facts before you post something on a message board……

Drunkinmoron1

March 1st, 2012
11:18 am

@Joe Tess Fish House *another, *dumb, *intrested *dumb again *please *sighn *someone and *football

SeminoleWarrior

March 1st, 2012
11:25 am

This is a very fine move. The Bier Truck is a solid player that has been grossly under-used in the previous soft defensive scheme. That should change with the Nolan hire.

If and when the Falcons transition to the 3-4, the truck can transition to an OLB position or possible move inside where his coverage skills would supplement who ever is the other ILB.

Nice start to FA, TD. I believe in your Process!!!! It is STILL the best hope we have for a chance to finally get our hands on the Lombardi.

the silverman

March 1st, 2012
11:29 am

@Mark I didnt say Sidbury was a free agent. All I said is that I felt Bierman was out performed by him with half the snaps. I feel with more playing time he could be more productive. The last two years we have given Bierman ample playing time for him to not play well. If we are not going to sign Abraham I would like to see us go after someone else and use Sidbury in the rotation with the other defensive end and Edwards. To me thats seems like a better option than Edwards, Bierman, and Sidbury.

SeminoleWarrior

March 1st, 2012
11:33 am

Note to the wise…

Nolan’s system does not require extensive sack numbers by any one person. Sacks in a Nolan scheme are collective in nature. So it Sid, Edwards, and the Truck can get between 4 to 6 each in the season, they will be doing fine.

The NFL average for sacks is: 7. Only 15 men, of all the pass rushers in the NFL, 15, had double digits sack totals. It is not the norm, people; it is the exception.

JSS

March 1st, 2012
11:33 am

$3 million a year for Biermann… OK… This is going to be interesting on the days following March 13th…

Jeff B

March 1st, 2012
11:33 am

@mark – yes Nolan stated that we will not be switching to a 3-4. However, he and Smith have said repeatedly that we will be doing some “multiple” looks on D. That means that while our base D might still be 4-3, we will use 3-4 looks in certain situations. Therefore, it helps to have players who can work in both systems.

Jeff B

March 1st, 2012
11:34 am

@the silverman – Sacks are not the only measure of a DE’s performance. Yes, they are the most eye-catching and crowd-pleasing. But the truth of the matter is that Biermann has contributed a lot more to our defense over the last few years than Sidbury.

Falconmike

March 1st, 2012
11:37 am

I think Biermann would be a very good OLB. I’d like to see him slim down 10-15 lbs and dominate as a LB who could rush the passer and drop into coverage as well. Hopefully, Mike Nolan will explore this option.

Sid

March 1st, 2012
11:42 am

Get er’ done!

History Revised

March 1st, 2012
11:47 am

blah, blah blah….No way ANY OTHER TEAM in the league gives this guy 3= million a year!!!!

the silverman

March 1st, 2012
11:51 am

@Jeff B When I said productive I didnt just mean sacks. I know obviously this is the statistical category that he beat Bierman in but this is not the only reason I feel he out played brierman. The past couple of years when Bierman has gotten a lot of playing time his presence has not been felt that much on the run or pass. In the short time we have seen sidbury i have seen alot more explosiveness of the line and a little more impact. I can see where people are coming from talking about Nolan getting more out of him because I think Nolan is a great defensive coach, but for the third defensive end on this team (assuming we sign someone else) I would rather see what we can get out of Sidbury than resign Bierman.

falconsguy111

March 1st, 2012
11:52 am

4 years 10-12M deal to a part time starter?? The guy was a non-factor on the team. Plus he is a distraction married to that ……

What is the GM thinking???

True Falcon Fan

March 1st, 2012
12:02 pm

Hey illogical — you know who you are, no id is necessary, my guess is now this is your grand idea plan of Falcons “implosion” for the 2012 season starting on 3/12 — wtf U underachiever, “walking book of knowledge”??? Why do you even bother entering your illogical opinion and knowledge of the ajc Atlanta Falcons blog?? You’ve stated several times you could careless about Atlanta Falcons for that matter any Atlanta, Ga sports. Give it up drip!

The wondrous “underachiever” wizard of OZ

Shonuff

March 1st, 2012
12:05 pm

I bet all you guys are awesome at fantasy football.

Shonuff

March 1st, 2012
12:07 pm

Making moves in fantasy football is so close to the real thing that the Falcon’s GM should definitely respect your opinion.

Shonuff

March 1st, 2012
12:09 pm

How much film have all you fantasy GM’s evaluated?

The Shogun of Harlem

March 1st, 2012
12:13 pm

The Falconator

March 1st, 2012
12:20 pm

Bierman is a pretty good player but hardly a difference maker. The Falcons are loaded with pretty good players who are not difference makers. Teams with pretty good players usually do pretty well. The Falcons will do pretty well during 2012, but the 2010 season was probably the high watermark for the current crop of Falcons. Picking 55th and beyond in the draft will net the team a couple more pretty good players, but no difference maker. If TD bombs in FA with another pretty good player a la Edwards, the natives will be very restless and 2012 might turn out to be not so pretty. I’m pretty disillusioned with the whole thing.

Jumpin Joey

March 1st, 2012
12:23 pm

PEOPLE!! It’s all about what will the be GUARANTEED $$$!! Lets say KB signs a 4-yr/$12M deal. Probably 7-8M is guaranteed. So, that is pretty fair for both sides.

The name is Matty Fire, cause that's what my a$$ catches on when the blitz comes......

March 1st, 2012
12:27 pm

God, I wanted him and his horse bride to leave in FA.

Why Not

March 1st, 2012
12:32 pm

Bad move on the Falcons part…

Shonuff

March 1st, 2012
12:36 pm

The Falcon’s should go out and sign all of the “difference makers” on the market and forget about quality depth. I’m sure none of the other 31 teams are interested in “difference makers.” Is there an official statistic on each players “difference makership” that I can review online?

True Falcon Fan

March 1st, 2012
12:39 pm

Why not — You apply to be a coach or GM, since you have a profound knowledge of players —- or better yet Why not just move on with your BS!

Shonuff

March 1st, 2012
12:42 pm

If I was Thomas Dimitroff, I would sign Mario Williams, Peyton Manning, and trade for Darrelle Revis without giving up anything. It would also fit right under the salary cap…I love fantasy football.

Saint Hater

March 1st, 2012
12:45 pm

Silverman, maybe we arwen’t watching the same Bierman, but I can think of several plays off the top of my head where his presence was more than felt, it changed games. He is athletic, quick, and has a great motor, and even though we may not have a 43/34 hybrid, we’ll have ninja looks and zone blitzes that take advantage of his coverage skills. Skills Sidbury hasn’t exhibited yet. Good move, TD

Shameful Falcon

March 1st, 2012
12:47 pm

He had a great 2010, but didn’t do much in 2011. We should be able to get him much cheaper than this.

Shonuff

March 1st, 2012
12:50 pm

I’m mad at Thomas Dimitroff and Mike Smith. They spend probably “0 percent” of time reading these blog posts and just think of all the great advice they could get if they did!

jay

March 1st, 2012
12:57 pm

That’s about he right price. Let’s hope it’s more towards the 10 mill than the 12 mill and please make sure that’s a 4 year deal not 3.

the silverman

March 1st, 2012
12:58 pm

@Saint Hater (Love the name by the way) I guess we were not watching the same Bierman. Besides the play against Clevland I cant think of any plays where Bierman’s presence changed the game.

geno

March 1st, 2012
12:59 pm

Sign Marcus Colston, It would really help the passing game.

ROD

March 1st, 2012
1:09 pm

Bad, bad, signing. Am I the only one that notice he play went down once he got on that reality show. I don’t recall hearing his name that much at all. I didn’t hear his name, nor Edwards. Come on FALCONS, you all need to spend this money wisely. But this is not good. Very disappointed!!!!!

True Falcon Fan

March 1st, 2012
1:23 pm

Shonuff —- That’s beautiful! LOLOLOLOLOL-:)

True Falcon Fan

March 1st, 2012
1:26 pm

1:09 pm — Hey OZ or illogical – totally irrational — there’s another one that is “Clueless”!!!!

DDPO

March 1st, 2012
1:28 pm

No ROD, you aren’t the only one who noticed. The same can be said for Lamar Odum…

GSUStud

March 1st, 2012
1:31 pm

Bad decision. Bierman is NOT worth that much. No other team would pay anywhere near that. Please sign someone else that will be worth it and make a difference.

Nique

March 1st, 2012
1:47 pm

Have we begun to talk to Harry yet?

[...] to reports by the AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter, the Falcons and DE Kroy Biermann are very close to reaching an agreement for a new contract. [...]

Mave2124

March 1st, 2012
2:03 pm

Thanks for the memories Abe….quoting Nolan “I’d rather have 10 guys with 4 sacks than 4 guys with 10″….very telling on how much we will pay for certain players.

Mikey

March 1st, 2012
2:06 pm

I like Bierman. He has improved every year. I like his energy and agressiveness. It can be contagious and that is a good thing for a defense to catch. The addition of Edwards really limited his play last year but it was nice to have him available in the rotation. The end on that side must contain the run in most situations and ensure that a runner or even the quarterback does not slip out on that side.

This “contain” responsibility limits their sack count but that position is none-the-less valuable to the overall defensive scheme. It will normally take a solid left DE a minimum of about 3 seconds to arrive at the QB while enforcing contain all the way. I think Mr. Nolan will see his contribution in a different light than would many a drunk fan. Here’s to winning and here’s to the whole team catching Bierman’s enthusiasm and energy on every play. Great having you back Kroy… GO FALCONS!

Delbert D.

March 1st, 2012
2:27 pm

Very good news. I’ve always like his play.

CDOG

March 1st, 2012
2:46 pm

bierman should be the last one to sign.now when a good player becomes available, the falcons will say they don’t have the money to sign them thanks to bierman.i would looking elsewhere.he was terrible on defense for the falcons last season

falCANS

March 1st, 2012
2:47 pm

GREAT JOB BY TD AGAIN. OBVIOUSLY #55 MITE NOT B BACK AND KUDOS FOR SIGNING A SOLID PLAYER JUST N CASE FREE AGENCY DOESNT PAN OUT AT DE

kingdaddy

March 1st, 2012
2:47 pm

I’m sure Nolan has a scheme just right for KB. Maybe moves to LB, but wherever it is, Nolan had a hand in this. I didn’t know we had so many D.C.s and G.M.s im Atlanta. T.D. and Smitty and Nolan have a plan people. Unless you already know their plan, maybe you should not judge their personnel moves. Nolan might like KB for His Defense. This is not going to be a soft D.

North FLA Falcon

March 1st, 2012
2:49 pm

Did someone actually suggest that Kroy LOSE WEIGHT?? The guy is seriously UNDER-SIZED as it is! … I love Kroy’s fighting spirit, he has a great motor … and he can occasionally make some good spin moves vs Oline guys … when the QB is flushed out of the pocket Kroy can make some plays. But he is not a consistent starter and I just don’t see him contributing a lot to this team besides special teams — and if that is the case he does not deserve that kind of money.

Bigg Don

March 1st, 2012
2:49 pm

Like the Beer Man, but his wife’s a skank. Glad I don’t see her in the morning. It’s tough not to be the best looking of the Atlanta real wifes and she didn’t make it.

cdog

March 1st, 2012
2:57 pm

concentrate on lofton and others. bierman should be the last to sign if at all. he was terrible on defense last year.save money so you can sign players who will win for you

bobby

March 1st, 2012
3:00 pm

THIS WAS A HORSE **** SIGNING WHY IN THE **** YOU RESIGN A GUY WHO CAN’T PLAY. WHAT HAS BIERMANN DONE SINCE HE HAS BEEN HERE. HE HAS’NT DONE NOTHING WHAT SO EVER THIS SHOWS HOW BAD A GENERAL MANAGER THOMAS D IS.

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History Revised

March 1st, 2012
3:21 pm

No other big time team in teh NFL will pay 8 to 12 million for a wedge buster on special teams….. This guy is at best the third and at worst the last D-lineman on any of the good teams… But Leave it to Thomas ” The magician” Dimitroff to fool the kids in the gallery again!!!

tyger

March 1st, 2012
3:25 pm

Big Ups to the Bierr Mann!

$3M/4yrs is a double-edged sword…
He gets his payday, a lil’ on the high side…

like Chauncey Davis, he’ll be cut too…
he’s a good tough, high motor player…
3-4 OLB brings size, speed, quickness..

Good rotation player, can start or not…

Bad News for the Predator…
$12M just too high for injury prone 34yr old…
Stats good but not against good teams…
3.5 sacks vs. Jax, 0 vs. NYG, NOS…

Big question is Sidbury…

Why o why cant this kid get his?
All he does is make plays…
He jumps off the screen…

Somebody going to get a steal…

PMC

March 1st, 2012
3:51 pm

Sounds like a solid deal to me.

rollo lawson

March 1st, 2012
3:59 pm

We must have the stupidest front office in the league. Why in the world would you sign a player who hardly sniffed the QB last year to that kind of money. Nobody in world would even come close to offering that much. Yet, we keep a player that contributed next to nothing to an already anemic pass rush. Yet and still everyone is ready to run John Abraham out of town. What is with this fanbase, organization and City? What games did you watch last year? If I was Arthur Blank, I would veto this re-signing and tell Dimitroff to get his ish together or hs arse is gone. Let’s get some studs in this locker room!! I’m sick of this crap, year end and year out, the same old thing!!! Then they wonder why they get run through like soft, wet cotton every year by the good teams!!

2 > 7

March 1st, 2012
4:06 pm

I believe he will be more valuable under Nolan’s scheme than he was under BVG. That being said, I’m not sure he’s worth 3-4mil a year.

PMC

March 1st, 2012
4:18 pm

Um, this is not really big money guys. This is rotational player money. He’s a solid rotational player with his best years ahead of him.

JSS

March 1st, 2012
4:46 pm

Somebody give that little boy some more hash, he’s about to have another cerebral embolism… Oh by that by way, somebody already has that cute nickname for a username… At least be original before you stroke out in some abandoned hash den in a paranoid frenzy

AlanFalcon

March 1st, 2012
4:47 pm

Joe Tess & the silverman, showing your ignorance early on, The Beirman is a great one to have on board, he works his butt off and will flourish in Nolan’s scheme.

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Reggie

March 1st, 2012
5:06 pm

And here we go with the type signings that Atlanta teams makes…middle of road players who don’t get you to the next level. I just read that it looks like Eric Weems will be re-signed as well..wow. Why pay two part time little production players a combined 5-6 million dollars per year when you can pay one really good productive player on the offensive line that money, that’s what happened with Harvey Dahl. Look for the Falcons to bring back Lofton as well and look for us to have another sub par defense with holes on the offensive line because we ran out of cap space. All this equals another year to excuse Matt Ryan…..sad

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March 1st, 2012
5:20 pm

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Nique

March 1st, 2012
5:24 pm

I really hope we don’t resign Weems!!!! That’s such a waste of money, Harry is so much more valuable & Franks is as good of a returner as Weems as shown through last preseason

Paddy

March 1st, 2012
5:37 pm

Joe Tess…….you are a liar. Stay off this blog like you promised. You are a Falcon hater from way back and your little act is getting old. What a Maroon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the silverman

March 1st, 2012
5:58 pm

@AlanFalcon No need to try to call me ignorant and put me in a category with a guy who isnt a falcons fan. From watching Biermann his whole career I dont think he is worth the re-sign when I feel we have a better guy behind him.

Najeh Davenpoop

March 1st, 2012
6:13 pm

7 kids by 5 women for Michael Turner. That’s a 1.4 kids per woman average. Not quite his yards per carry number, but close.

PaulieOldSchool

March 1st, 2012
6:18 pm

Gee, I hope we’re not spending a boatload on Kroy. Big fan when he started out, but Reality TV, pregnancy, and Kim W. sure seemed to take its toll this past year. I hope to see lots more from him, in the near future.

coleski

March 1st, 2012
6:37 pm

Goood signing

Tell it like it is

March 1st, 2012
7:09 pm

Same old same old! Here the Falcons go with that same old cheap bargain basement bargaining,trying to win a playoff game with less than top notch players.Beerman is to small,and gets slaped around by the top teams in the league. like i said before the falcons need to get meaner and bigger on both sides of the ball.

will

March 1st, 2012
7:11 pm

im really geting sick off this talk of picking up Mario Williams, the man has played like 4 games in the past 2 seasons… abs has missed less games!!! with that being said i think they could let Mr. 5-9 go and pick up a bigger cheaper CB in Brandon Carr, Jared Gaither is the best young LT free or maybe you could go a little cheaper and pick up Demetrius Bell bring back lofton or maybe go cheaper with Dan Connor who filled in pretty well for Beason, and if we get rid of one ex SD back why not pick up Mike Tolbert who is a younger and at this point quicker power back then Mr. Baby Momma those are some great and pretty cheap pick us to me then going all out on Williams Who lets face is a little pron to being hurt.

Chop Buster

March 1st, 2012
7:12 pm

Kroy is coming back strong. DE/LB depending on the defensive scheme we run. Also, he has that baby boy to play for and earn that money now. Nothing like having some dependents to keep you focused on doing your job. LOL

GA Fan

March 1st, 2012
7:23 pm

Falcons didnt want to pay Brent Grimes $2 mil but they paid Biermann $3-$4mil average per season!!!! Wow!!!!

Joe Tess Fish House

March 1st, 2012
7:39 pm

OK enuff with the atacks on me. I dont fell that Mr Zolchick is worth resighing considern how pourly he played last year. I agree the Ga Fa that we wont pay Grimes but we will pay a hillbilly from Montanta.

Anoter clasic move by Dummytroff

crabapplejoe

March 1st, 2012
7:58 pm

Surely the Falcons resigned Sidbury today too…..you can’t mention Beerman without mentioning Sidbury………and why is almost every white player described as “high motor”?…….LOL…..too funny

FHZ

March 1st, 2012
7:59 pm

Well….

No Abraham..and No “Super Mario” Williams now..

Bierman will start, and Sidbury is his back-up..

“Game Over” for The Super Marion rumors…lololol

FHZ

March 1st, 2012
8:03 pm

White or Black..

“High Motors” in Falcon Uniforms can’t “drive” to The QB…

All that energy has been wasted… They can’t see The Opposing QB while on the ground., or being tricked 10 yards past the pocket..lololol

Sure holding is being looked-away from the good passing teams..

Season Ticket Holder Sec 128

March 1st, 2012
8:12 pm

Bierman is Good football player. Not 12 Million Good. But good. 3 yrs at 8 Million….

FHZ

March 1st, 2012
8:13 pm

They must be about to sign a Great CB, and Free Safety next week…

Nolan is good…

Saints, Panthers, Bucs, Packers…. All are going to throw the ball up-field to “blow-out’ The Falcons early in games..lololol… Can’t “Smashmouth” while being down 20 points before Halftime.. I guess their money will be spend in the secondary now..

Enough already

March 1st, 2012
8:26 pm

Saints trolls need to go home, their house is on fire. Read the Yasinskas article.

Whopper Dawg

March 1st, 2012
8:34 pm

He is an average player. Nothing more. And TD wants him for four more years. We felt so good about him the we signed Edwards. We feel so good about him that there is huge noise about another DE FA to replace Abe. I think that this is a CYA move by TD in case he fails to sign a DE FA. Then they spin will be, we always liked Biermann, and will rotate his veteran presence with our other young DEs, they have an opportunity to step up.

You read it here first.

Ed H.

March 1st, 2012
8:39 pm

That 12 million will turn into 6 million soon enough. Plus 18 years of child support. Idiot!

Sid

March 1st, 2012
8:42 pm

JSS

March 1st, 2012
11:33 am
$3 million a year for Biermann… OK… This is going to be interesting on the days following March 13th…

************************************
You said the 12th before………………..

Sid

March 1st, 2012
8:45 pm

I prefer 3 years on this guy…………….hell, his last name could be Kardashian before long.

Sid

March 1st, 2012
8:52 pm

Tim Tebow is romantically linked to country singer Taylor Swift. Damn DOL, you should have been all over this……………….gives a whole new meaning to the term Tebowing.

JSS

March 1st, 2012
9:01 pm

@ Sid…
Today proved it won’t interesting. Look at the discussion and the player discussed. When people are cut loose and Dimitroff either gets in the mix or is outbid or outmaneuvered; then in those availing days will it become interesting again…

MaxxFalcon

March 1st, 2012
11:40 pm

@ the silverman- You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Biermann is one of the best Special Teams coverage guys in the league, a decent 4-3 end, and could be a star as a situational rush LB in this hybrid system. 3 years, 10-12 mil? I’d say that is a great signing. As for his sack numbers? Any Falcons fan knows that his Defensive snaps were reduced because of his elite Special Teams play last year. Biermann wasn’t happy about it but it was for the better of the team. Sidbury is a promising player that can also be a monster as a situational rush LB, but he is not the Special Teams maven that Biermann is. I’d love to keep both of those guys. I’d take both of them over Ray “Fruit of the Loom” Edwards every day of the week!

FalconsElite

March 2nd, 2012
12:14 am

Maxx laid it out there and for the rest of you posers who call yourself Falcons fans watch the whole game not the damn highlights. If Beerman played in a 3 four he would be a star.

JONESBORO SLIM

March 2nd, 2012
12:53 am

D.O.Ledbetter….Whats the deal with RB “Dimitri Nance”…how come you’re not giving us the up side on this guy….what are the Falcons plans?

falconfiend

March 2nd, 2012
12:58 am

We may need to franchise Brent Grimes. The Dallas cowboys are looking at him. Here is the rest we should keep: DeCoud, Thomas S; Douglas, Harry WR; Lofton, Curtis LB; McClure, Todd OL; Peterson, Mike LB; Weems, Eric WR and Zelenka, Joe LS. Todd mcclure is a falcon for life. he stays. I like to keep the 2008 draft core and add some more draft picks this year to balance the team. Eric weems needs to be like wes welker because teams are kicking the ball out the endzone on kickoffs. Most of the guys on that list will be back in our camps anyway maybe except for abraham. he is asking for too much at his age and his injuries but i wish him the best. The beerman will fil special teams and will be tweener LB/DE in Coach Nolans system. These are the guys who carried the falcons for 4 years its time to bring in some younger guys to battle for the right to be a falcon

cwltank

March 2nd, 2012
3:27 am

Signing Bierman is a great move. Sidbury is terrible against the run & Matthews will sub for him. Its obvious that we are not resigning Lofton. Simply because we the Falcons are signing Bierman before Lofton. Lofton was a 2nd rd pick & Bierman was a 5th. The Falcons will line Bierman up at LB on passing downs and put Dent & Spoon in the middle. I only hope we cut Babeneux, not because of his ability, but because we need size at DT. He makes too much & produce too less.

Larry

March 2nd, 2012
9:13 am

I just don’t get it?

He’s not big enough or strong enough to be consistently effective against NFL lineman and he had less of an impact last year than the year before when his impact on the game was negligible save a couple of plays.

I’m beginning to doubt the short guy with the goofy hair and prepubescent facial hair…

Super Star

March 2nd, 2012
9:37 am

Biermann was a good call.. Now sign Abe to 2 year contract..We need Lofton…Sidberry..they r good players..I d love to get Colston.. If Edwards is 100%.. I’d love to have Grimes but wouldn’t give up the farm to sign him.
The Birds will be ok.next yea. Hopefully Ryan has learned enough in 4 years to score points .
Need some offense..Need speed in the back field..
Need an offensive line that will get ugly again

Ivan

March 2nd, 2012
10:26 am

could've gotten rid of two for the price of one

March 2nd, 2012
3:02 pm

Guess that makes the apparently only white housewive of Atlanta happy she doesn’t have to move.
Can they at least get rid of the rest of the “housewives”.
And how come half the housewives on all those shows are single? By definition they would have to be married. Never made sense.

fan

March 2nd, 2012
6:27 pm

yay Kroy!!!!

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