Falcons And Brooking Working On New Deal

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  is reporting that Falcons coach Mike Smith revealed Thursday that the team is in intense contract negotiations with WLB Keith Brooking. The Falcons are treating Brooking as a free agent and clearly don’t plan to pay his $1 million roster bonus on Feb. 23. “I know that (GM) Thomas (Dimitroff) and Keith’s representatives are talking,” Smith said. “This week is a big, big week.” Brooking figures to get a two-year deal in the $7M range.