In terms of just numbers of player movement and money spent, the Falcons have been busy since the start of NFL free agency Monday.
It started yesterday with the announcement the team had acquired TE Jonnu Smith from the Patriots in exchange for a seventh-round pick. Then, right guard Chris Lindstrom was given a five-year extension worth $105 million. Free agent safety Jessie Bates signed a four-year, $64 million deal.
The day ended with the acquisition of two Saints defenders, DT David Onyemata and LB Kaden Elliss. This morning, the team reportedly inked QB and Collins Hill High School alum Taylor Heinicke to a deal to be the probable backup to Desmond Ridder.
In one day, the Falcons plugged in an All-Pro safety, upgraded the pass-rush, and ensured one of the better interior offensive linemen in the league would be here for years to come. Outside of Bates, it wasn't a free agency group that had splashy names like Javon Hargrave, but it adds depth and focuses on needs.
This morning's Steakhouse, Steak and Sandra discussed the moves made by the Falcons yesterday.