According to Profootballtalk.com, the Falcons are believed to be "keenly interested" in free agent DEs Osi Umenyiora and Dwight Freeney.
The Falcons are pursuing a cheaper alternative to John Abraham. Both Umenyiora and Freeney would be on-field downgrades, and Atlanta will face competition from Tennessee and Denver. GM Thomas Dimitroff is one of the best in the business, but he's put himself in a difficult spot in terms of pass rush. His draft picks haven't worked out and he may have to overpay for a declining veteran.