The Falcons reached a five-year deal with safety William Moore on Saturday.
Moore, who was made the Pro Bowl last season as an alternate, was set to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday.
Moore didn’t mind that he didn’t receive the team’s franchise tag. If tagged, Moore could have played next season for the Falcons at $6.912 million, which is the average of the top five players at his position.
“It’s a difficult thing to even sit and think about, but it’s a good problem to have at the same time,” Moore said during an interview on the Movin’ The Chains show on SiriusXM radio with Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan last week. “This whole experience, I’ve heard that it was going to be mind boggling and what not, but at the same I’ve got to be patient.”