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Falcons' Matt Ryan: Dices up Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan completed five of seven passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Chiefs.

After attempting just one pass in the preseason opener, Ryan made the most of his two drives Thursday, getting some help from Tevin Coleman and Austin Hooper. The Atlanta offense will be even more dangerous once Devonta Freeman and Julio Jones are available, which could happen in the third week of the preseason against the Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 25. With rookie first-round pick Calvin Ridley replacing Taylor Gabriel and Steve Sarkisian in his second year as offensive coordinator, Ryan should find a middle ground between his stat lines from 2016 and 2017.

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Falcons' Matt Ryan: Leaves preseason opener after one drive
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan and the Falcons went three-and-out on the opening drive of the ballgame, as the 10-year veteran completed one pass for -2 yards Friday against the Jets.

The starting unit's showing (albeit in a minute sample size) was abysmal as Tevin Coleman couldn't find any room to run, the offensive line got flagged with a holding penalty, and Ryan's only passing attempt to rookie Calvin Ridley was snuffed out behind the line of scrimmage. Bulletin board material for Ryan and the offense to build upon going into Week 2 of the preseason, when the starters may see an extra drive or two to ramp up towards a potential full half of play in Week 3.

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Falcons' Matt Ryan: Signs five-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan signed a five-year contract extension with the Falcons on Thursday with $100 million guaranteed, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

The price of a franchise quarterback goes up yet again with Ryan officially signing his extension, as he will now be the first player in NFL history to earn $30 million per season. Ryan saw a sharp drop in production this past year after his MVP campaign in 2016, throwing 18 less touchdown passes, five more interceptions and for nearly 900 fewer yards. Still, Ryan is far and away the most consistently productive player the Falcons have had under center in franchise history, and he will now be under contract with the team through 2023. The good news for Ryan is the Falcons added yet another weapon at wide receiver in former Alabama standout Calvin Ridley in an effort to help the offense return close to its 2016 form.

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Falcons' Matt Ryan: Positive expectations in contract negotiations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan was confident Monday when reflecting on his contract negotiations, saying he feels talks between him and the team will culminate in an extension, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "I'm excited about being a Falcon for a long time," Ryan said before the media at his charity golf tournament Monday, "It will get done when it's supposed to get done."

Ryan echoed the sentiment of what Falcons' GM Thomas Dimitroff stated in a radio appearance last week: neither the Falcons nor their franchise quarterback feel apprehensive about the two sides being able to come to a contractual resolution. As long as negotiations remain unresolved, Ryan is set to make $20 million in the expiring year of a five-year, $103.75 million contract which he agreed to just before the start of training camp for the 2013 season. Both sides are considering their respective bargaining price with the re-calibrated quarterback market, having witnessed both Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins sign multi-year deals worth north of $27 million per season.

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Falcons' Matt Ryan: Closing in on new deal with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan and the Falcons are close to reaching a consensus on terms for a new contract, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said on Atlanta's 680 "The Fan" on Tuesday morning.

Dimitroff's comments mirrored what he had said at Georgia's Pro Day in March: "We're not being kept up at night. It still is the No. 1 priority. ... We want to continue to build a team as we're going through this process." Ryan's fantasy value last season severely declined compared to his MVP campaign of 2016, as he plummeted from second to 15th in scoring among quarterbacks in standard leagues, while failing to exceed 18 fantasy points in a single outing. Still, Ryan is the most prolific quarterback in Falcons' history by a vast margin (over 18,000 yards more than Steve Bartkowski), and he has displayed remarkable gutsiness by starting all 16 regular-season games during nine of his 10 NFL seasons. Thus far this offseason, the Falcons have remained relatively quiet in free agency, adding three new players on modest deals, all of whom are likely to fill backup roles (perhaps with the exception of recently acquired offensive guard Brandon Fusco). Atlanta hopes that this conservative approach will provide it with sufficient cap space to sign Ryan to a monster contract, as Kirk Cousins established a staggering precedent by signing with Minnesota on a three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million deal.

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