This is just another reason why it is critical for the team to stay as healthy as possible, because the Falcons only have $761,498 available in cap room, just behind the San Francisco 49ers ($754,618) for the least amount of money to work with this season in the NFL.
The New Orleans Saints are in a similar situation as the Falcons, just $1.72 million under the cap. As for the other teams in the NFC South, the Carolina Panthers are $5.3 million under the cap. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were $13.5 million under the cap before Friday's signing of offensive lineman Derek Hardman and the release of defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry.
The Falcons would have to free up some room by restructuring existing contracts if they wanted to make any more roster moves.