Stay or Go? Some Falcons Heading for Free Agency

As another losing Atlanta Falcons season ends, many on this year’s squad may be heading for the exits. 

The several months-long quest to fill out the 53-man roster for the Falcons’ 2024-25 starts very soon as the fates of 24 team members who are in free agency are decided. Some may decide to part with the Falcons for other teams, while others may be asked to clean out their lockers at Flowery Branch for the last time. Many may likely stay for next season. As usual, team needs and wants may determine who makes the final roster this fall. 

According to, these are the Falcons up for free agency this year:

Calais Campbell (IDL)-The highest paid among this group, with $7 million in salary (all of it guaranteed). He’s also the oldest on this list at 38. Campbell told the media after today’s game that he wants to stay with the Falcons. He completed 62% of his snaps this year.

Cordarrelle Patterson (RB) He’s making $5,250,000 with $5 million of that guaranteed. There are reports he’s not happy with the way he has been used this season. OTC says he only had 15.8% snaps this season. 

Jeff Okudah (CB) – Among the youngest of this group at 25 years of age. He’s making $5,182,072, all guaranteed. He completed 55% of his snaps in 2023.

Bud Dupree (Edge) – The Falcons need as much pass rushing as possible, so they may want to keep him around. His snap completion is 63%. He makes $3 million, $2.5 guaranteed.

Mack Hollins (WR) – He makes $2.5 million, $910,000 guaranteed. His snap percentage is 31%.

Other Falcons in free agency this year are…

Keith Smith (FB)

Van Jefferson (WR)

Kentavius Street (EDGE)

Scott Miller (WR)

Tre Flowers (CB)

MyCole Pruitt (TE)

KhaDarel Hodge (WR)

Matt Hennessy (C)

Andre Smith (LB)

Joe Gaziano (IDL)

Storm Norton (RT)

Logan Woodside (QB)

Albert Huggins (IDL)

Ethan Greenidge (LT)

Nate Landman (LB)

Liam McCullough (LS)

Feleipe Franks (QB)

Ryan Neuzil (C)

Barry Wesley (LT)