As NFL free agency begins its second week, there are still plenty of good players left available. Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry and Justin Houston are just a few of them.
The Atlanta Falcons made several signings last week, but all of them addressed issues on the offensive side. Atlanta has yet to make one addition to its defense.
Falcon Maven argued Friday that Atlanta will make its defense a priority in the NFL draft, but it would still be nice to see the team add a quality depth defender in some capacity. However, it just doesn't seem likely.
NFL.com's Albert Breer tweeted on Sunday that the Falcons have the least amount of salary cap space in the league heading into this week. Atlanta has just $4.88 million remaining in available space.
Now, as Tim Weaver of Falcons Wire pointed out in an article on Monday, that doesn't take into account releasing tackle Ryan Schraeder, who will be a post-June 1 cut. When he comes off the books, the Falcons will have $11.33 million to work with under the cap.
But that's still not a lot of space. Remember, Atlanta still has to sign its draft picks and leave some space available for during the season.
With this in mind, it wouldn't at all be a surprise if the Falcons are done signing players in free agency. Despite their needs, they just don't have any more room unless they start to get really creative with some of their existing contracts.