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FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Atlanta Falcons sign G Chris Chester

Prior to this move, the Falcons had a massive need at left guard where Sam Baker, who has missed 28 of 32 games over the past 2 seasons combined after tearing both patellar tendons, was penciled in as the starter. Chester wasn’t the top guard available on the open market, as I think Rob Sims and Justin Blalock are better players, but Chester is a better fit for the Falcons’ zone...
Via The Football Fan Spot
13 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Waive Undrafted Rookie LB Derrick Malone

The Atlanta Falcons also waived rookie LB Derrick Malone on Friday, according to the NFL transactions release. The Falcons placed 2014 fourth-round LB Prince Shembo on waivers Friday as well. Malone signed on with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon back in early May, but his time with the team was obviously ... The post Falcons Waive Undrafted Rookie LB Derrick...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons waive Shembo over animal cruelty charges

The Atlanta Falcons may not have done the right thing when they selected linebacker Prince Shembo in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. But they sure did act in a timely manner by waiving the second-year linebacker mere hours after he was charged with felony animal cruelty in Georgia. In waiving Shembo, the Falcons had this to say: “We are aware of the charges that have...
Via Sportsnaut
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Prince Shembo Arrested For Killing Girlfriend’s Dog

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after kicking and ultimately killing his ex-girlfriend’s dog, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Photo Credit: Atlanta Journal-Constitution According to the report, Denicia Williams — Shembo’s ex-girlfriend — recently took her dog, a Yorkie named Dior, to Shembo’s home. “At...
Via Gridiron Grit
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Prince Shembo allegedly killed his girlfriend’s dog, talked about fleeing country

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo was arrested on animal cruelty charges for allegedly killing his girlfriend’s dog last month. Shembo is accused of kicking and killing his (now ex) girlfriend’s dog and has been charged with aggravated felony animal cruelty charges. Shembo’s ex-girlfriend told police that she went to visit Shembo, at his home. While...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons LB Shembo charged with killing ex-girlfriend’s dog

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo was arrested on charges of felony animal cruelty charges on Friday. And the reports are about as disturbing as it gets. According to Tony Thomas of WSB-TV in Atlanta, Shembo allegedly kicked and killed his girlfriend’s dog. Per the report: “Gwinnett Police file animal cruelty charges against Atlanta Falcons Linebacker Prince Shembo...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Positional Review: Safeties

Last season, the Falcons ranked last in the league in pass defense, allowing an average of 279.9 yards per game. That rank can be attributed to the combination of a poor pass rush and bad secondary play. Atlanta returns almost the exact personnel in the secondary as last season, besides the departure of Dwight Lowery and the addition of Jalen Collins. With the change in coaching...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three players who need to step up for the Atlanta Falcons next season

The Falcons aren’t that far away from competing for a Super Bowl, but they’re going to need to be a team that’s deeper than just Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. There’s a lot of talent up and down this roster; the problem is that most of that talent has spent the last two years underperforming. With that being said, here are three players that really need to step up to the plate...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Your 2015 NFL Draft Class: Justin Hardy WR Atlanta Falcons

Justin Hardy WR East Carolina 5'11 190Fourth Round Pick Atlanta FalconsCombine Results: 32 1/8" arms, 10" hands, 4.56 40 yard dash, 11 bench reps, 36.5" vertical, 114" broad jump, 6.63 3 cone drill, 4.21 20 yard shuttleScouting Notes: Slipped to the fourth round of the draft because at a very deep position he doesn't have physical attributes that "wow" you on paper, lacks prototype...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The five biggest questions still facing the Atlanta Falcons

After the crumbling of the Mike Smith regime, the rebuilding of the Atlanta Falcons seems to be going well thanks to Dan Quinn and Scott Pioli. On paper, it seems that the Falcons are going to be a much improved team in the 2015-2016 season. Too bad statistics on paper can be deceiving. Here are the five biggest questions still facing the Atlanta Falcons: You may also be interested...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Beasley may not have a contract yet, but he's still at OTAs

If you want to see how badly Vic Beasley wanted to get on the field with his new team, look no further than this story from Vaughn McClure of ESPN. "Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Vic Beasley participated in Tuesday's organized team activities despite remaining unsigned." McClure explained. "The pass-rusher from Clemson is the only unsigned player among the team's seven draft...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman isn't ready to hand over the starting running back job

Rookie Tevin Coleman may be ready to try to grab the starting running back job for the Atlanta Falcons, but second-year back Devonta Freeman isn't just going to hand it over. As a matter of fact, he's been working harder than ever to make sure it remains his, according to Charles Odum of AP Sports (h/t Yahoo Sports). ''I take a lot of pride in that,'' Freeman said. ''This means a...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Julio Jones not worried about contract, will be at OTAs

If you need another reason to love Julio Jones, here you go. While other high profile players around the league are holding out through OTAs to make a statement about their contract situations, Jones will be present and ready for the start of the Falcons’ offseason program, according to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Big NFL stories fans might have missed...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Osi Umenyiora’s Lavish, Medieval-Themed Mansion On Sale For $3M (Photos)

Osi Umenyiora is looking for a new home, both on and off the field. The British defensive end’s two-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons expired after last season, and while Umenyiora could re-sign with the club, his latest activity on the real estate market suggests otherwise. The 33-year-old recently put his $3 million mansion in Sandy Springs, Ga., on the market, according...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons kick off OTAs with two possible key pieces missing on defense

The Atlanta Falcons begin Offseason Team Activities on Tuesday with much work to do on defense. But two absences may dictate just how much gets done, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbette. Rookie Vic Beasley, the team's first-round pick, and free agent addition Brooks Reed may not be present at the very start. Beasley still hasn't signed his rookie...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman set to split reps this season?

One of the most intriguing positional battles on the roster of the Atlanta Falcons comes at running back between Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Apparently, though, we may have already seen the outcome of the battle, as Vaughn McClure of ESPN reported that the Falcons are going to run a two-back system this coming season. While Coleman is expected to be an instant-impact rookie...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 Preview: Post Draft Offseason Wrap

Kyle Shanahan continues his tour around the league as an Offensive Coordinator, now extracted from the mess that was 2014 in Cleveland. He arrives on a Falcons team with a stocked cupboard, with questions about how his appointment as Dan Quinn’s OC will impact the fantasy production of the team’s stars. With veteran RB Steven Jackson released, how does the backfield mix shake...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC Notes: Falcons, Packers, Panthers, & Saints

Falcons Vaughn McClure reports that Falcons OLB Brooks Reed suffered a “minor” groin injury that could keep him sidelined for the start of OTAs next week. Packers Rob Demovsky mentions that the Packers still have an open roster spot to add someone to their roster. Panthers David Newton of ESPN expects Mike Remmers to begin the offseason as the Panthers’ starting ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Atlanta Falcons should roll the dice on Ray Rice

It was just a few seasons ago when running back Steven Jackson was signed by the Atlanta Falcons. After recording eight consecutive 1,000 yard rushing seasons in St. Louis, many thought his streak would continue in Atlanta. Sadly things didn’t work that way. Will Ray Rice play in 2015? Jackson lasted two seasons with Atlanta before being released by the team earlier this offseason...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Atlanta Falcons

Five Things To Make Atlanta Magically Feel Better ► I can't find my PS2 and play as the 2004 Atlanta Falcons and run all over people with Michael Vick. Here are five often overlooked things that bring a smile to my ... 5 ways to achieve deep playoff run in 2015 ► There has been a lot of change in Atlanta since the Falcons' season was emphatically finished by the Panthers...
Via 60 Max Power O
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Analyzing Matty Ice

Quarterback Matt Ryan has been sensational ever since the Atlanta Falcons selected him with the third overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. This selection would be a the beginning of a new era for the organization. The Matt Ryan era has been nice but what more can the Falcons do with him? Ryan went on to lead the Falcons to the playoffs that season, which led to a winning culture...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Is Bruce Irvin part of the future?

Will 2015 be Bruce Irvin’s last season in Seattle? Bruce Irvin of the Seattle Seahawks attended game 5 of the Washington Wizards-Atlanta Hawks NBA Eastern Conference semifinals series on Wednesday. While there he was interviewed by Black Sports Online and was caught saying, “I’m going to be in Atlanta next season. I’m ready.” Wow, didn’t see that coming. Especially since...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff: Focus is on Julio Jones contract

The Atlanta Falcons had one of the better showings in the 2015 NFL draft. But now their focus is on shoring up the wide receiver position for the long term. Team general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s next offseason priority is to figure out a new contract for receiver Julio Jones. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reports that the Falcons and Jones’ agent, Jimmy Sexton, have not yet engaged...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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