Falcons' offseason roster decisions 

February, 6, 2013
The Atlanta Falcons appear right on the cusp of pushing their way to a Super Bowl appearance, but like many other teams they are bumping right up against the salary cap. With that in mind, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution took a look at how the Falcons may approach roster decisions for a number of key players this offseason.

"[T]he Falcons have about $1.7 million of cap space before the start of the new NFL year. That’s barely enough room to offer restricted free agent tenders to running back Antone Smith, cornerback Robert McClain and tight end Michael Palmer," he wrote.

"The Falcons also have to consider addressing the contracts of future free agents like quarterback Matt Ryan (eligible in 2014), defensive tackle Corey Peters (2014), wide receiver Roddy White (2015) and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (2015).