Free Agent WR Taylor Gabriel Wants To Be “Falcon Forever” But Admits It’s A Business


Falcons free agent WR Taylor Gabriel says he “loves” playing for Atlanta and wants to be a “Falcon forever.

However, Gabriel admits that it’s a business and there’s no telling how things will go in the coming months.

“I love the Falcons but, like I always say, it’s a business, man,” Gabriel told Vaughn McClure of ESPN. “You never know what’s going on upstairs and things like that. But I love the Falcons. I’m very grateful for the opportunity that they gave me.

“Going to a Super Bowl with those guys in that locker room, the brotherhood and being a part of that, that’s a blessing, man. That’s why I said I want to be a Falcon forever. That’s something special. That’s something that you don’t get going from team to team. And that’s a brotherhood that I’ll forever, forever remember if I’m with them or if I’m not with them.”

Gabriel, 27, wound up signing on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Abilene Christian back in 2014. After two years in Cleveland, he was waived and later claimed off of waivers by the Falcons.

The Falcons brought Gabriel back on a restricted tender last year.

In 2017, Gabriel appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and caught 33 passes for 378 yards receiving and one touchdown. He also rushed for 49 yards on eight carries. Pro Football Focus has Gabriel rated as the No. 68 receiver out of 116 qualifying players.