After almost 24 hours of free agency with very little news coming out of the Atlanta Falcons, certain Birds fans are getting a little antsy. The good news is Atlanta is acting like the opposite of the Washington Redskins, and that's always a good sign.
Unofficial team spokesman Roddy White prepared a statement on the status of Atlanta free agency thus far:
We cant sign Mario Williams because we don't have any money to fans that's why we are not trying to get him— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 14, 2012
He's right, of course, as even with that bonus by way of the Cowboys and Redskins the Falcons can only afford about half a Mario Williams. That's assuming nobody gets cut, of course, which is always a possibility. Still, there's been a buzz for weeks now that the Falcons will pursue Williams, with multiple national outlets putting Atlanta in the race.
I like Roddy White. Everybody likes Roddy White.