The Atlanta Falcons on Thursday were been docked a fifth-round pick in the 2025 draft and fined for violating the NFL’s anti-tampering policy related to free agent signings, while the league cleared the Philadelphia Eagles of tampering with their signing of running back Saquon Barkley this offseason.

The tampering violations are related to the Falcons having “improper contact” with prospective unrestricted free agents Kirk CousinsDarnell Mooney, and Charlie Woerner during the two-day negotiating period prior to the start of the 2024 league year.

“While the policy permits clubs to engage with and negotiate all aspects of an NFL player contract with the certified agent of any prospective unrestricted free agent during the two-day negotiating period, any direct contact between the player and an employee or representative of the club is prohibited,” the league said in a statement. “This includes discussion of travel arrangements or other logistical matters, which the club acknowledges took place with regard to these three players.”

In addition to forfeiting its fifth-round pick, the Falcons were also docked $250,000 while general manager Terry Fontenot was fined $50,000.

“We are pleased this review is complete,” the Falcons said in a statement. “We cooperated fully with the league and its review, and appreciate the NFL’s thoroughness. As we do with every process, we will review how we operate and look for ways to improve.”