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The Falcons overhauled their football operation this offseason with new General Manager Terry Fontenot and new head coach Arthur Smith. But Atlanta has a tall task ahead to get the roster ready for the 2021 season.

The club is one of a few in bad shape with the salary cap. Though the final number has yet to be determined, PFT reported on Sunday that it likely will not get up to $185 million — with the floor set at $180 million.

Atlanta already released safety Ricardo Allen and defensive end Allen Bailey last week. But those could be just the start of a series of moves.

“Everything is in consideration,” Fontenot said Tuesday, via Jason Butt of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re going to have to make some hard decisions on this roster.”

Also a part of the Tuesday press conference, Smith mentioned Matt Ryan, Calvin Ridley, Chris Lindstrom, Younghoe Koo as players he’s excited about coaching.

There’s still a lot of time before even free agency begins on March 17. But the Falcons’ roster could look dramatically different than it did at the end of the 2020 season.