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Atlanta Falcons rookies quickly learn duties at training camp

Sometimes hazing can go a little too far. Other times, first-year players are forced to “earn their stripes” with some harmless fun from the veterans on the team. On Tuesday, Atlanta Falcons rookie wide receiver Justin Hardy showed just what those rookie duties can entail. For the former ECU standout, his mini initiation included carrying the shoulder pads for All-Pro pass catcher...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White cheering from afar as son competes in youth world series

Roddy White cheering from afar as son competes in youth world series
Via Philly Sports Live
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Deadspin really, really hates the Atlanta Falcons

Deadspin’s Drew Magary is in the midst of a really awesome series entitled “Why Your Team Sucks.” It’s simple, it’s mean and (most importantly) it’s really funny. Starting with the Buccaneers, Magary is going through each of the 32 teams in draft order to explain why exactly your team sucks, and he’s now at the Atlanta Falcons. He prefaces the piece with this: “Some...
Via cover32
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Outlook: Atlanta Falcons

  Mock Draft Simulator | Draft Analyzer | Cheat Sheet Creator  | Draft Assistant |  Auction Calculator   2014 was another let down for the Atlanta Falcons, finishing 6-10. After  Full Article » The post 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook: Atlanta Falcons appeared first on Fantasy Football Rankings & more, The Fake Football.
Via The Fake Football
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White on Matt Ryan: 'I'm just happy we have a good quarterback'

Matt Ryan and Roddy White are two veteran Atlanta Falcons. They've seen both the good and the bad and the ups and the downs. One thing that's never changed between the two though, is the appreciation they have for one another. As Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports, White specifically has a ton of respect for Ryan, after playing with multiple other quarterbacks. "I'm not a quarterback...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brooks Reed limited in practice Monday

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed was held out of practice on Monday with a hip injury, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His absence is more precautionary than anything, then team says. "He had a strain so we held (him back)," head coach Dan Quinn said. "He participated some (practice). It was more precautionary."  
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The three most exciting games on the Atlanta Falcons schedule

With the preseason less than a week away, football is in the air. The last Sunday without football has passed and the NFL is back. That also means the Falcons are back and excitement is back in the air. With that being said, let’s look at some of the Falcons games that are gonna be the most fun to watch this season. You may also be interested in: The three most exciting games...
Via cover32
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Roddy White's confidence not wavering heading into 2015

Sure, Roddy White isn't the same playmaker he used to be, as he's currently 33. With that said, White's confidence is still at an all-time high heading into the year. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, White also isn't concerned about losing his title as a "starter" in Atlanta's new-look offense."It always happens like that when new coaches come in: There's always going to be someone...
Via Fox Sports
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Matt Ryan thinks the RBBC approach is the way to go in Atlanta

The battle for the starting running back position for the Atlanta Falcons is heating up. While it's unlikely that either Devonta Freeman or Tevin Coleman think a committee approach is the way to go, Matt Ryan feels just the opposite.According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com, Ryan spoke about the position, and believes that a group effort is the way to go.“In this league it takes...
Via Fox Sports
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Randle responds to Steven Jackson tweeting Cowboys

Joseph Randle doesn’t appear to be Steven Jackson’s biggest fan. Jackson, who still remains a free agent, would like one more opportunity to play in the NFL this season. In an attempt to gain the attention of the Dallas Cowboys, Jackson posted this tweet on Thursday. Attn: @DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/2W7HmONen6 — Steven Jackson (@sj39) July 30, 2015   Jackson...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Four players who will lead the Atlanta Falcons to success in 2015

If the Atlanta Falcons are going to accomplish the type of feats many of us are hoping they will, they’re going to need some stars to step up and have some big-time seasons. Just being good won’t cut it. Even if the NFC South was a bad division last year, that doesn’t mean it will be in 2015; honestly, nearly every team in the division looks to have made major improvements...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones & Falcons Reportedly “Closing In” On New Deal Worth $15M Per Year

Jason Cole of B/R reports that the Falcons and WR Julio Jones are “closing in on” a new contract that could be done in the enxt few weeks. According to Cole, Jones could end up securing as much as $15 million per year as part of the agreement, which would surpass the $14 million that Dez ... The post Julio Jones & Falcons Reportedly “Closing In” On New Deal...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Roddy White: “I am definitely the starter”

Injuries have slowed Roddy White in recent seasons, but the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver remains confident that he’ll contribute as a starter in 2015. According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, White isn’t concerned that newly signed Leonard Hankerson will overtake him on the depth chart and receive more snaps. White said: “That’s not going to happen. I’m not a guy that...
Via Sportsnaut
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Cowboys should sign interested RB Steven Jackson

The Dallas Cowboys are thin at the running back position, and Steven Jackson is still looking for work. The league’s current active leader in career rushing yards used Twitter to express interest in signing with “America’s Team,” and the Cowboys should at least bring him in for a visit. Jackson tweeted a gorgeous shot of AT&T Stadium on Thursday night with the words...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Famed ballboy Red Lightning spotted at Falcons camp

Red Lightning has officially made the jump to the NFL. The former Florida State ball boy, whose real name is Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat, joined the Atlanta Falcons this week as an equipment intern for the summer. Many of you were already became familiar with Red Lightning after he gained internet fame by enthusiastically sprinting up and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Contract Talks Between Falcons & WR Julio Jones Are “Very Preliminary” Right Now

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that contract negotiations between the Falcons and WR Julio Jones are just beginning and “very preliminary” as of now. “Julio Jones stepped on the field today and said that his agent Jimmy Sexton has been talking to members of the Falcons’ brass,” Rapoport said of the contract talks. “Essentially ... The post Contract Talks...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Falcons Sign OT DeMarcus Love

The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of OT DeMarcus Love on Wednesday. This move comes shortly after the team hosted free agent OT Jake Long for a visit. Atlanta is clearly in need of more help at offensive tackle, so we’ll have to see if Love is able to put together an impressive training camp and ... The post Falcons Sign OT DeMarcus Love appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 NFL Rookie To Watch

The Falcons should get quite a bit of impact out of their 2015 Draft class in year one, as they will need these youngsters to contribute immediately in order to be successful.  But there is one who stands above the rest and that is RB Tevin Coleman.  The Falcons simply lacked a running game last year as Steven Jackson was often injured and clearly on his last legs.  They relied...
Via DraftSeason
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Sleepers: Atlanta Falcons Edition

Another NFL season is upon us and you know what that means….it’s time for Fantasy Football! Devonta Freeman, along with a few others, could be primed for career seasons under newly hired offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Alongside seeing your favorite team crush the competition and make a run at the Super Bowl, fans of the game love terrorizing their opponents in the fantasy...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback Matt Ryan, the 3rd overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, started his career 56-22 in his first 5 seasons in the league, but lost his first 3 playoff games. He seemed to be past that in 2012, when he beat the Seattle in the divisional round, even though they came up short in the NFC Championship against San Francisco, dropping Ryan’s post-season record to 1-4. Everything...
Via The Football Fan Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Five most important Atlanta Falcons players in 2015

The Atlanta Falcons are heading into the 2015 season with high expectations, and the hope to get back to the top of the NFC South. Last season, it was the worst conference in the league but the Carolina Panthers were able to come out on top and make the playoffs. That was a big disappointment for the Falcons, and they made some major changes this offseason. Dan Quinn was hired...
Via This Given Sunday
18 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Atlanta Falcons

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Atlanta Falcons. 2014 in a nutshell: The Falcons continue to be somewhat of an anomaly. Despite quality play at quarterback from Matt Ryan and a Pro Bowl season from electric wide receiver Julio Jones, the league’s worst-rated defense and a slew...
Via This Given Sunday
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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