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NFL Draft: Atlanta Falcons ‘Tampering’ Allegations Explained – Possible Draft Pick Loss and Penalties

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The Atlanta Falcons find themselves embroiled in tampering allegations related to their acquisition of quarterback Kirk Cousins. As the NFL investigates, the team faces potential consequences that could impact their draft picks.

according to a report from CTESPN Network [@CtespnN]. The tweet, citing an unnamed source, suggests the NFL is “highly considering” a harsh penalty that could significantly impact the Atlanta Falcons’ draft capital.

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The Allegations made against Atlanta Falcons

The controversy centers around Kirk Cousins, who left the Minnesota Vikings to sign a four-year, $180 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons. However, allegations of tampering have surfaced, suggesting that Cousins may have had unauthorized contact with the Atlanta Falcons during the legal tampering period before the start of the new league year. Players are generally prohibited from direct communication with teams during this period.

If the NFL finds the Atlanta Falcons guilty, the punishment would deter other teams from considering tampering. Maintaining a level playing field and upholding the integrity of the league’s free agency process is crucial for the NFL.

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Cousins’ Slip-Up

At his introductory press conference, Cousins inadvertently implicated himself. He praised the Falcons’ support staff, mentioning conversations with the head athletic trainer and the head of public relations. Such interactions violate league rules during the tampering window. The NFL takes these violations seriously, as they can impact the integrity of the game.

Losing a first-round pick and a second-round pick is a significant blow for any team. The Atlanta Falcons, currently rebuilding, rely heavily on the draft to acquire young talent. A drop from the #8 pick to #11 could mean missing out on a potential franchise quarterback or another high-impact player.

The loss of a second-round pick in 2025 also hinders their ability to address future needs. The Atlanta Falcons will likely have to explore other avenues, such as free agency and trades, to bolster their roster.

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