FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (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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