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Default Falcons to trade 3rd round pick for Deltha O'Neal

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- Reports are that a Deltha O'Neal trade is likely to happen soon to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a third-round pick.
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Landry is one piece that the Falcons are attempting to add to their secondary. The other is Cincinnati Bengals former Pro Bowl cornerback Deltha O'Neal.

The Falcons and Bengals have entered exploratory trade discussions about Atlanta landing O'Neal to team with DeAngelo Hall. Atlanta has been looking to add a second corner since the start of free agency, when it inquired about then-Detroit cornerback Dre' Bly. The team failed to trade for Bly, but it seems to have a greater chance at landing O'Neal, whom Cincinnati is looking to unload.

Hall would love to add O'Neal, and the Falcons are trying to see if they can make it happen. Trading for O'Neal would be a continuation of a busy offseason for Atlanta that shows few signs of letting up.

The club tried trading for Bly, lost defensive end Patrick Kerney, dealt quarterback Matt Schaub, moved up in the draft, is in talks with Chicago's free-agent defensive tackle Ian Scott, could wind up releasing defensive tackle Grady Jackson, and is digging in on O'Neal.

Busy offseason everywhere. Especially busy in Atlanta.

Interesting, to say the least. I'm curious as to why they would make clear, they intent to use Jimmy Williams at corner, then that week trade a day-1 pick on a corner. Misinformation, perhaps? Thoughts that come to mind;

1. The team wants Jimmy Williams at corner, but are not confident in him as a starter yet.

2. Bobby Petrino was using coach speak, about Jimmy Williams' position, and once the team gets O'Neal, they move him to Safety beginning in O.T.As.

3. In a division with New Orleans, Tampa Bay possibly with Calvin Johnson, Carolina with Smith, Johnson, you need as many corners as possible.
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