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The Falcons are losing a 2025 5th round draft pick & will be fined $250,000 for Tampering.


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Essentially this amounts to nothing more than a slap on the wrist - but thought it was interesting none the less, since it apparently involved multiple players.
 
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports, “The NFL is docking the Falcons a 2025 fifth-round pick for violating the league’s anti-tampering policy with Kirk Cousins, Darnell Mooney, and Charlie Woerner.”
 
When asked about potential tampering violations back in May, Cousins said, “There’s not a whole lot there.” The league, clearly thinking otherwise, has decided there was enough to not only dock the Falcons a future draft pick but also fine the team $250,000 and general Terry Fontenot $50,000. At his introductory press conference with the team back in March, Cousins more or less admitted to tampering when he talked about having contact with the team and free agent signee Darnell Mooney before the official start of the league year. In a statement put out by the league regarding the Falcons’ violation, the NFL said, “While the [anti-tampering] policy permits clubs to engage with and negotiate all aspects of an NFL player contract with the certified agent of any prospective unrestricted free agent during the two-day negotiating period, any direct contact between the player and an employee or representative of the club is prohibited. This includes discussion of travel arrangements or other logistical matters, which the club acknowledges took place with regard to these three players.”
 
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The league figured that signing Cousins was punishment enough.

The way they drafted a 26 year old QB and signed cousins too. They tampered for something they didn’t even need/want.
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4 hours ago, Wit said:


The way they drafted a 26 year old QB and signed cousins too. They tampered for something they didn’t even need/want.

Penix is 24 not 26. And they liked him so I dont really see the big deal with drafting him.  If Cousins doesnt pan out, they can move on and Penix would be ready in a couple years. 

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18 hours ago, ARodJetsFan said:

The league, clearly thinking otherwise, has decided there was enough to not only dock the Falcons a future draft pick but also fine the team $250,000 and general Terry Fontenot $50,000

thats it!!!! wow losing a 5th rd draft pick is some deterrent for teams to not tamper again. i would give that up every year to get good players.

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The only thing they were found to have done wrong was contacting the player directly about travel arrangements and so forth. The actual contract side was found to be above board, they just weren't allowed to contact the players directly about traveling to the facility to sign said contracts after they were agreed.

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Small price to pay for moving on from Mariota and Mariota 2.0
There was no tampering in the negotiation stage. The only issue was an administrative one, which is why the penalty is practically nothing.

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