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Currently, the bidding war is down to just the Falcons and the Saints after the Browns took themselves out of the running on Thursday. Don’t expect an answer tonight, though.
Atlanta has pushed back Matt Ryan’s $7.5 million roster bonus — which was originally due to be paid on Friday — to Tuesday in order to give the team more time explore trades, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Falcons now have pushed back the $7.5 million roster bonus due Friday to QB Matt Ryan to Tuesday, giving Atlanta four extra days to hear the Deshaun Watson decision and be able to trade Ryan if necessary, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2022
This gives the Falcons an additional weekend to try and figure out trade terms. Ryan may not be included as part of the trade for Watson, but acquiring Watson requires the team to move Ryan, so the two are connected either way.
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