Report: Smith not headed to Atlanta

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Although L.J. Smith told one reporter over the weekend that he was heading to the Falcons, D. Orlando Ledbetter now is reporting that Smith is not heading to Atlanta.

Although the Falcons showed interest and had Smith in for a visit, the negotiations reportedly are over without a deal and the tight end may be heading to the Detroit Lions.

Smith isn't the type of strong blocker the Falcons prefer, but it's still likely they'll look for a tight end with some pass-catching skills at some point in free agency or the draft.