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Falcons pick up fifth-year option for WR Calvin Ridley

When the NFL's Atlanta Falcons take the field for a pre-season game August 26th, it will be...
When the NFL's Atlanta Falcons take the field for a pre-season game August 26th, it will be their first game at their new home field, Mercedes-Benz Field. The hot dogs cost two bucks. So do the sodas with free refills. And five dollar brews.<br />Courtesy: CNN(WTVY News 4)
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 5:18 PM EDT
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(AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have picked up receiver Calvin Ridley’s fifth-year option, meaning he will make $11.1 million in 2022 and be in line for a long-term deal. The Falcons made the expected move on the deadline for teams to announce their decision on first-round picks from the 2018 draft.

Ridley had 90 catches for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns last season. He stepped into a lead role with Julio Jones enduring an injury- plagued year. The team had no announcement on the option for tight end Hayden Hurst, presumably meaning he will become a free agent after the upcoming season.

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