FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Deion Jones signs 4-year deal with Atlanta Falcons

4-year deal worth $4.5 million, reportedly.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
2 hours ago

Falcons 50-1 Super Bowl odds: Too high, too low or just right?

The Atlanta Falcons would have made the playoffs in 2015, had it not been for an awful collapse. But the fact that they did have a second-half meltdown is perhaps a reason why Vegas isn’t friendly to them. AROUND COVER32 Big Money: The five most expensive NFL games of 2016 First & Ten: Odds for the top ten Super Bowl contenders NFL Draft: The five worst picks of 2016 Power...
Via cover32
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons become first NFL team to sign all draft picks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) One day after becoming the first team to agree to terms with its first-round draft pick, the Atlanta Falcons have become the first team to sign all their selections. The Falcons on Wednesday signed safety Keanu Neal to a four-year, $10.7 million deal with a signing bonus of about $6 million. The team signed its other five picks on Thursday: linebacker...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign Entire Draft Class Including Second-Round LB Deion Jones

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have signed their entire six-man draft class, including second-round rookie LB Deion Jones. The Falcons are the first team to sign our entire draft class! #RiseUp READ: https://t.co/uk7fM4cd3m pic.twitter.com/AwLwhpObq5 — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 5, 2016 The post Falcons Sign Entire Draft Class Including...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign draft pick to four-year deal

The Atlanta Falcons wasted no time securing the foreseeable future with their first-round selection, safety Keanu Neal. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Ranking the 2016 class of quarterbacks NFL Draft 2016: The top five value picks Power Rankings: Where each team stands after the draft NFL Draft 2016: Five teams that killed it The news was broken by the Falcons team website: “The...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons bring in veteran stud corner for a visit, what it means

The Atlanta Falcons secondary went from putrid in 2014 to promising in 2015, and they may be looking to add another veteran to make it even better. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Ranking the 2016 class of quarterbacks NFL Draft 2016: The top five value picks Power Rankings: Where each team stands after the draft NFL Draft 2016: Five teams that killed it On Tuesday, the team met...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keanu Neal first 2016 first-round selection to sign rookie deal

The Atlanta Falcons seem to have a ton of confidence in former Florida standout Keanu Neal as they selected the hard-hitting safety in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. On Wednesday, he became the first 2016 first-round selection to sign a rookie deal with his respective team. NFL.com’s Kevin Patra reported that the Falcons agreed to a rookie deal with Neal, who is expected...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons agree to terms on 4-year deal with Keanu Neal

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with safety Keanu Neal, the team's first-round pick from Florida. Neal, the No. 17 overall pick in last week's NFL draft, is the only first-round pick to agree to terms thus far. Terms of the deal, which includes an option for a fifth season, were not immediately available. Neal had 96 tackles...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman stops jog to help neighbor with yard work

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is a very likeable guy. It is really hard to hate a guy like him, who is known to be one of the most charitable players in the NFL. He proved that on Tuesday during a run through his neighborhood. Freeman was reportedly on a run when he decided to stop and help a neighbor’s grandmother with some yardwork when he noticed she was struggling...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman helps elderly neighbor with yard work (pic)

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had a rough upbringing growing up in the projects in Miami before starring at Florida State and moving on to the NFL. This has given Freeman an appreciation for the importance of fostering a good community, and that belief was on display recently when he assisted an elderly woman finish up her yard work. Freeman was out a jog in his...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Keanu Neal was a great pick for the Atlanta Falcons

Last Thursday, the NFL draft was about to begin and fans of the Atlanta Falcons did not know who their team was going to pick. Many things hindered on what the teams before them would do with their picks. With the 17 pick in the draft, the Falcons selected Keanu Neal, a defensive back from Florida. When the pick was announced many people took to social media to ask why did the Falcons...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' Devonta Freeman helps 82-year-old woman with her yardwork

Devonta Freeman definitely deserves some praise for this good deed. The Atlanta Falcons running back was jogging in his neighborhood when he saw 82-year-old Eleanor Szendel having trouble unloading her lawnmower.Freeman stopped to give Eleanor and her daughter-in-law Denise Szendel a hand with some of their yardwork. It was too long before the Szendels recognized Freeman, a former...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman was nice enough to help his neighbors finish their yard work

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is coming off a career year which saw him rush for more than 1,000 yards last season. He was second-team All-Pro in 2015 and made his first Pro Bowl, but the 24-year-old hasn’t let that go to his head. Out for an evening jog Monday in his Atlanta neighborhood, Freeman noticed his 82-year-old neighbor, Eleanor Szendel, having a difficult...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM: ‘I don’t think we’ve hired anyone from Scouts Inc.'

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s decision to take Keanu Neal was viewed by many in the NFL Draft community at a pretty big reach. That sentiment has reached the ears of the Falcons G.M., who doesn’t appear to respect those opinions very much. Dimitroff on criticism of the Keanu Neal pick: "I don't think we've hired anyone from Scouts Inc." — Andrew Hirsh...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arthur Blank believes Atlanta Falcons will reach playoffs

After an impressive 6-1 start to the 2015-16 NFL regular season, the Atlanta Falcons took a disappointing turn as they went on to finish the year with a lackluster 8-8 record. While it wasn’t exactly how the Falcons would have liked to finish the year after such a hot start, team owner Arthur Blank believes the team will see improvement during the upcoming season and that the playoffs...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2016 Draft Recap

The Atlanta Falcons went into the 2016 NFL Draft with a mindset that usually backfires, drafting for a need. Atlanta questionably passed up on some players in order to fill holes on their roster that could have been addressed later on in the draft. Round 1 (17 Overall) Keanu Neal was the first selection for Thomas Dimitroff in the 2016 draft. Neal is a physical safety that hits...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons address team needs in 2016 NFL Draft

Before last Thursday, many were not too optimistic about the Atlanta Falcons being able to have a strong class in the 2016 NFL Draft. The team had too many needs, and only five picks over the three days. However, the Falcons were able to address many of their needs in the draft, as well as pick up an additional pick. Before assigning a grade to Atlanta’s 2016 class, let’s recap...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Versatile Devin Fuller drafted by Atlanta Falcons in seventh round

Usually by the time we reach the seventh round of the NFL Draft, it is essentially cleanup duty for the teams with picks remaining. It is almost a matter of picking a name out of a hat and hoping that a player can develop into a starter after several seasons. However, the Atlanta Falcons ignored this trend by drafting Devin Fuller, wide receiver from UCLA, with pick No. 238 in the...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons pick another speedy linebacker in fourth round.

After the Atlanta Falcons used their first two picks of the 2016 NFL Draft on defensive players, (safety Keanu Neal and linebacker Deion Jones) the team finally went offensive in the third round, selecting tight end Austin Hooper. However, in the fourth round, the Falcons went right back on the defensive, selecting Minnesota linebacker De’vondre Campbell with the 115 pick. Campbell...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons release recruiting video to undrafted free agents

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are recruiting undrafted free agents, and they began the process before the final round of the NFL draft. The Falcons are emphasizing the recent success of undrafted free agents in making the roster and even earning starting role. The team sent a video to NFL agents on Saturday morning and also posted the video on YouTube. Falcons...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: At least five teams in on Josh Norman

Josh Norman is unsurprisingly garnering plenty of interest, with five teams in particular being named as potential suitors. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Atlanta Falcons are among those in, and bidding is expected to get expensive. #Falcons in on CB Josh Norman along w/ #49ers, #Bucs, #Dolphins & #Bears. Bidding likely to get north of CB Janoris Jenkins (5...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Weatherspoon finds NFL game check he forgot to deposit

It happens to everybody, you put off depositing a check and before you know it, you’ve forgotten to deposit it at all. Now, in my own experiences that doesn’t necessarily mean forgetting about the check entirely, but it does happen. Sean Weatherspoon experienced something quite similar, although it appears as though he may have lost his check altogether, before finding it...
Via The Comeback
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL player sues over denied disability benefits

The case of Charles Dimry is a reminder that the NFL continues to face lawsuits from former players concerning their injuries. Dimry, a former fifth-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 1988 out of UNLV, is suing the NFL’s retirement plan for denying him disability benefits he tried to claim. Dimry played 12 seasons in the league as a cornerback and says he suffered two major...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Roddy White hints Kyle Shanahan to blame for release

After the Atlanta Falcons gave him his release, Roddy White did not hold back his opinions about the team’s offense in 2015. White spoke to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure at the UAB alumni football game on Saturday and he did not pull any punches when it came to his feelings about offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, saying that he had an inkling that the team didn’t want him during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Falcons apologize for asking Eli Apple if he likes men at combine

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn formally apologized on behalf of the organization after one of his assistant coaches apparently asked former Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Eli Apple if he likes men during an interview at the NFL Scouting Combine. “I am really disappointed in the question that was asked by one of our coaches,” Quinn said in a statement released by the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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