Falcons issues positive Update on Bijan trade

Article Summary: Falcons Opting for Inactivity at Trade Deadline, Updates on Bijan’s Situation

The Atlanta Falcons, who were quite active at last year’s trade deadline, making three deals, are taking a different approach this year. According to reports from The Athletic, it seems they are choosing to stay put and not engage in trade discussions, a stance also shared by the Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams, and Houston Texans. The Falcons currently hold a 4-3 record in Week 8 and are leading the NFC South, ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints, both with three wins.

Last year, when the Falcons were at a similar 4-4 record and leading their division, the general manager, Terry Fontenot, made several trades, including sending receiver Calvin Ridley to the Jacksonville Jaguars and safety Dean Marlowe to the Buffalo Bills while acquiring cornerback Rashad Fenton from the Kansas City Chiefs.

This time, with a more well-rounded roster, it appears that the Falcons won’t be making significant moves as Halloween and the trade deadline approach. However, they have an important away game against the Tennessee Titans this Sunday in Nissan Stadium.

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Additionally, the Falcons are currently under NFL investigation for not disclosing running back Bijan Robinson’s health issues before last week’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Robinson only played 11 snaps and had a single carry. The Falcons knew about his condition but failed to report it before the game, violating league policy. While Falcons coach Arthur Smith claims transparency in 2023, The Athletic speculates that Atlanta may face a fine if the NFL determines they broke any rules, but this outcome won’t be known for a few weeks.

As they strive to maintain their division lead, the Falcons have a busy week ahead, both on and off the field, with their decision-makers facing potential consequences for their handling of the Bijan Robinson situation.


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