From the outset of free agency, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff made it clear that the team cleared salary cap space in order to keep some of their own free agents.
The Falcons spent $91.08 million in retaining safety William Moore, tight end Tony Gonzalez, tackle Sam Baker, running back Antone Smith and right guard Garrett Reynolds.
The Falcons aslo spent $12 million on running back Steven Jackson to push their total to $103.08 million.
Cornerback Dunta Robinson was snapped up by the Kansas City Chiefs and some of their reserves have moved on, including defensive end Lawrence Sidbury (Indianapolis), defensive tackle Vance Walker (Oakland) and tackle Will Svitek (New England).
Running back Michael Turner, cornerback Brent Grimes, defensive end John Abraham are in the group of former Falcons who are still available.