NFL free agency: Falcons place second-round tender on WR Taylor Gabriel

The Atlanta Falcons are ready to reward wide receiver Taylor Gabriel for last season’s breakout campaign.

Gabriel, a restricted free agent, was given a second-round tender worth $2.81 million Friday by the Falcons, according to This means Atlanta gets first refusal on any offer, but would receive a second-round pick as compensation should it accept a matched offer.

In other words, the Falcons should be safe in keeping their speedy offensive weapon who stepped up for Matt Ryan last season after a disappointing tenure with the Browns.

Gabriel finished last season with 35 catches for 579 yards and six touchdowns. He caught nine passes in the playoffs with a 19 yards-per-catch average.

Not bad a for a guy who went unselected in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Coming to Georgia was awesome, but I unfortunately had some issues there Cheap NFL Jerseys and didn’t really show who I was. Coming from my area, I had a tough transition at Georgia and Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys I’ve grown a lot since then.

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