Falcons land Dante Fowler

Darin Gantt
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

The Falcons weren’t in great salary cap shape to enter free agency, but they found a way to make a splash.

Via NFL Network, they’ve agreed to a new three-year deal with Rams pass-rusher Dante Fowler. Per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, it’s worth $48 million.

Rams coach Dan Quinn coached Fowler at Florida, so there’s built-in familiarity. But their need for pass rush has gone on for some time, and adding Fowler (11.5 sacks) fills an immediate need, after free agent Vic Beasley went to the Titans.

Fowler seemed to tweet out the news moments ago, though it’s unclear if his bird emojis are universal (some people probably thought he meant the Eagles).

Fowler was No. 24 on PFT’s Top 100 Free Agent list.

Falcons land Dante Fowler originally appeared on Pro Football Talk

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