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Falcons owner Arthur Blank addresses Deshaun Watson pursuit, Matt Ryan trade: 'It was time for us' to move on

The Falcons started the offseason by pointing to longtime quarterback Matt Ryan as their 2022 starter. As free agency drew closer, they publicly left the door open for a potential change. Then, after former Texans star Deshaun Watson avoided criminal charges related to allegations of sexual misconduct, Atlanta recruited the QB as Ryan's replacement. On Tuesday, team owner Arthur Blank told NFL Network that he helped lead the failed pursuit of Watson, who's since landed with the Browns, adding that the Falcons' subsequent trade of Ryan to the Colts was years in the making.

'We need more rings': Arthur Blank reflects on 20 years of ownership, Falcons future

Arthur Blank laughs now when he thinks about the day. It had been almost a year since Blank left The Home Depot, the hardware store he founded with his partner Bernie Marcus. He was at a board meeting in Dallas, Texas for Staples — the office-retail company where he served as lead director of the board.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank: 'We'd love to have' Cordarrelle Patterson back

Swiss-Army-Knife option Cordarrelle Patterson became the Most Valuable Player of an Atlanta Falcons side that finished the 2021 NFL season at a disappointing 7-10 when, per ESPN stats, he led the team with 618 rushing yards, 153 carries and six rushing touchdowns to go along with 52 catches for 548 yards and five additional scores.

Arthur Blank speaks on Calvin Ridley condition and future

Calvin Ridley is still a topic in the NFL. Many are wondering if this wide receiver will continue his career, but the most important thing right now is his mental health “We love the young man,” Blank said, as quoted by falcholic “He has had a great history in Atlanta.

Falcons' owner Arthur Blank: Must plan for QB Matt Ryan's successor

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the team must have a succession plan at quarterback even while Matt Ryan appears set to continue as the starter in 2022. The Falcons face more complicated decisions at wide receiver, where Calvin Ridley's status remains uncertain. Blank, in Los Angeles for Sunday's Super...

Arthur Blank weighs in on whether the Falcons will re-sign Cordarrelle Patterson

The Falcons have a few marquee impending free agents that Terry Fontenot will consider bringing back on new deals. Foye Oluokun will likely be the priority because of his instrumental role in Dean Pees’ defense and the difficulty attached to replacing the MIKE of a complicated scheme. Cordarrelle Patterson...