NFL free agency begins on Tuesday and the Atlanta Falcons will certainly be testing the waters while trying to make improvements to their team.
Atlanta made at least one in-house move on Tuesday, however. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons tendered a contract to defensive tackle Vance Walker, who signed with the team and will remain with the team through 2012.
Walker, who was set to become a restricted free agent, will receive $1.26 million with the tendered contract. The DT played in every Falcons game in 2011 and racked up two solo sacks and a forced fumble to go along with his 25 tackles. The former seventh-round draft pick from Georgia Tech has 77 career tackles.