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Restricted free-agent Taylor Gabriel wants to be a 'Falcon forever'

Restricted free-agent Taylor Gabriel wants to be a 'Falcon forever'
Published On: Tue, Feb 14
Dec 21, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys injured tackle Doug Free on the sidelines with the offensive lineman during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Taylor Gabriel wants to continue his career with the Atlanta Falcons. The feeling from the team is mutual.

The wide receiver is a restricted free agent, meaning the Falcons have the upper hand with him even if another team has the intent to sign him to an offer sheet. However, it seems unlikely to reach that point, considering the Falcons can decide to place a higher tender on Gabriel, which would discourage another team from giving up a first- or second-round pick along with awarding Gabriel a new contract.

The Falcons also have the option to extend Gabriel's current contract up until it expires on March 9, but their current $926,540 salary-cap figure, according to NFLPA calculations, would make doing so unlikely.

"Of course, I want to be a Falcon forever," Gabriel told ESPN.com. "Just the camaraderie and the group, from [coach] Dan Quinn to the owner [Arthur Blank]. And everyone has bought into what we have here. Yes, I want to be a Falcon forever."

General manager Thomas Dimitroff said last week while discussing cornerback Desmond Trufant's contract status that the focus heading into free agency is re-signing the team's own players.

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