Falcons 2018 free agent target profile: Seahawks DE Dion Jordan
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By Matt Urben

With the Super Bowl in the rear-view mirror, we’ve begun examining potential free agent targets for the Falcons during the 2018 season.

So far, we’ve looked at a bunch of linemen, including William HayesDaQuan JonesAndrew Norwell and Josh Kline as well as Eagles tight end Trey Burton.

Next up, it’s back to the trenches with Seahawks defensive end Dion Jordan.

At 27 years old, Jordan still has sleeper potential. A talented edge rusher with elite speed for the position, Jordan finally showed glimpses of his third-overall pick status when he recorded a sack in four out of the final five games last season in Seattle.

Even after the strong finish, he’d most likely be a relatively cheap option due to his history.

Atlanta has some difficult free agent decisions to make regarding multiple defensive linemen and the team may not be able to keep them all. In the event that Jordan becomes available, he’s proven worthy of a legit second chance and could be a solid, low-cost fit for Dan Quinn’s defense.

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