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Falcons pick up fifth-year option for WR Calvin Ridley

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have picked up receiver Calvin Ridley's fifth-year option, meaning he will make $11.1 million in 2022 and be in line for a long-term deal.

The Falcons made the expected move on Monday, the deadline for teams to announce their decision on first-round picks from the 2018 draft. The team had no announcement on the option for tight end Hayden Hurst, presumably meaning he will become a free agent after the upcoming season. Hurst was a 2018 first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens who was traded to Atlanta before last season.

Ridley, the No. 26 overall pick of the Falcons from Alabama, is coming off his best season. He had 90 catches for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games, stepping into a lead role with Julio Jones enduring an injury-plagued season.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New Orleans 1240.750
x-Tampa Bay 1150.688
Carolina 5110.313
Atlanta 4120.250
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Ryan4581
Pass TDs: M. Ryan26
Rush Yds: T. Gurley II678
Rush TDs: T. Gurley II9
Rec Yds: C. Ridley1374
Rec TDs: C. Ridley9
Int: B. Wreh-Wilson3
Sacks: D. Jones4.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5895 (18)
Passing Yards: 4620 (5)
Rushing Yards: 1532 (27)
Points per game: 24.8 (16)
Yards per game: 368.4 (18)
Touchdowns: 40 (19)
Field Goals: 38 (1)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6374 (29)
Passing Yards: 4918 (32)
Rushing Yards: 1677 (6)
Points per game: 25.9 (19)
Yards per game: 398.4 (29)
Touchdowns: 49 (24)
Field Goals: 24 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/1 J. Andrews signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
4/1 J. Bullard signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
4/1 S. Means re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/25 M. Davis signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2022)
3/25 B. Mingo signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/25 F. Moreau signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/25 M. Gono re-signed/rest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/19 B. Copeland signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/18 E. Harris signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/17 L. Smith traded for 2022 seventh-round draft pick
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 J. Jones hamstring (Out)
1/3 D. Dennard quadriceps (Out)
1/3 M. Davis ankle (Doubtful)
12/30 J. Andrews groin (IR)
12/27 M. Davidson knee (Questionable)
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