Monday Free Agent Rumors

We are a day away. The rumors are getting louder about the Falcons!

Jason Cole of The Bleacher Report said Monday night the NFL will have a hearing for Greg Hardy on Tuesday, before free agency starts at 4:00 pm ET.

Cole also listed the Falcons as a team that might have interest in Hardy if he is allowed to play in 2015. But late Monday D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reported the Falcons labeled the report as "inaccurate."

The Falcons do seem to be the favorite for free agent inside linebacker Brooks Reed. The 28-year-old Reed would likely replace Sean Weatherspoon, who is reportedly going to sign with Arizona on Tuesday.

Reed started 13 of 16 games played last season for the Texans. He had three sacks. Reed played four seasons in Houston and started 52 of 60 games played.

Dianna Russini of Washington NBC reported on twitter that the Falcons are the favorite to sign former Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo.

Also Monday, the Falcons were finally linked with an offensive lineman. We wondered last week if Clint Boling could be a target, and Monday reporter Chris Tomasson listed Atlanta as one of three teams interested in the former Georgia Bulldogs lineman.

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