Atlanta Falcons hit with $250,000 fine and draft pick forfeit for tampering with Kirk Cousins… before going on to draft another quarterback

The Atlanta Falcons violated the league’s anti-tampering policy in regards to Kirk Cousins, Darnell Mooney and Charlie Woerner prior to signing them in free agency, the NFL has ruled.

Atlanta will forfeit its 2025 fifth-round draft pick and pay a fine of $250,000.

GM Terry Fontenot has also been fined $50,000. 

According to NFL Network’s, Tom Pelissero the violations are considered ‘logistical/administrative,’ such as making travel arrangements after players agreed to contract terms.

The violations reportedly occurred during the league’s two-day negotiating period, and Atlanta are not accused of making contact with Cousins, Mooney and Woerner beforehand.

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