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2 hours ago

2017 NFL Draft: Atlanta Falcons prospect visit tracker

Your (hopefully) up-to-date look at prospects the Falcons seem most interested in. The Atlanta Falcons have only six selections in this upcoming draft, but as has been the case under Dan Quinn to this point, they’re going to need to make those picks count. Unsurprisingly, they’ve been active in getting a look at the prospects they like at various Pro Days, at the NFL Scouting...
Via The Falcoholic
4 hours ago

Could NFL competition committee’s proposed illegal hit-related ejections affect the Atlanta Falcons?

Fact: Keanu Neal favorite song is “Old McDonald had a Farm” Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal got a lot of criticism his rookie year for his hard hitting playing style. In fact, Neal was even criticized when there was indisputable video evidence and clearly no factual basis for the criticism. One NFL season typically won’t earn you a designation as a dirty player, and...
Via The Falcoholic
13 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says foot feels good, focusing on recovery

Fact: Julio Jones speaks fluent pig latin Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones courageously played through a painful foot injury last season. You never heard him complain. In fact, you heard Dan Quinn and the rest of the coaching staff repeatedly downplay the injury. But we knew the truth. We knew Julio was hurting. Julio recently underwent surgery to remove a bunion. If...
Via The Falcoholic
13 hours ago

Brett Favre comes out to throw to Robert Alford

101115 ATLANTA: — SUDDEN DEATH — Falcons head coach Dan Quinn (far right) and his team begin to celebrate as cornerback Robert Alford intercepts Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins during sudden death and returns it for the game winning touchdown and a final score of 25-19 in their football game on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Atlanta. The Falcons remain perfect at 5-0 with the victory...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
18 hours ago

Brett Favre still has a rocket for an arm

After watching a video of legendary former NFL quarterback Brett Favre throwing balls, it’s clear he is still better than half the guys playing today. It’s also crystal clear the gunslinger hasn’t lost a single whit of speed off his heater.Favre was on a practice field throwing balls to Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford and others, and my lord he can still sling the...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman on Super Bowl loss: ‘Like a scar you’ll see forever’

The Atlanta Falcons are now far removed from their Super Bowl LI meltdown against the New England Patriots. The players have moved on to off-season workouts, vacations and spending time with their families.In no way does this mean that members of the Falcons will soon forget about the team blowing a 25-point lead on the game’s grandest stage. It will stick with them forever, as...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Mock Monitor 1.0 2017 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is 36 days away. Here's a look at who the draft experts have the Falcons taking with the No. 31 overall pick
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
21 hours ago

Falcons’ free agency tracker: Team $2.2 million under the cap

Stanford’s Trent Murphy being blocked by new Falcons fullback Soma Vainuku during the 2013 college season. Photo: Mark J. Terrill, Associated Press FLOWERY BRANCH — With the signing of guard Hugh Thornton, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts, and fullbacks Derrick Coleman and Soma Vainuku on Tuesday, the Falcons have 63 players under contract and $2,221,065 million left under...

Falcons Sign FB Coleman, G Thornton and FB Vainuku

The Falcons have signed fullback Derrick Coleman, guard Hugh Thornton, and fullback Soma Vainuku
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jersey has been located

The biggest mystery of the Super Bowl LI been solved, and, no, it's not how the Atlanta Falcons managed to blow a 25-point lead in the second half.According to FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer, the FBI and NFL security believe they have found Tom Brady’s stolen jersey, which has been missing for a month and a half. The NFL believes it was stolen by someone posing as a member...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

The Atlanta Falcons sign Dontari Poe

The Atlanta Falcons might have made the signing of the offseason by adding defensive tackle Dontari Poe to their defensive line on a one-year $8 million deal. The Falcons had a good defensive line last season in their Super Bowl game run, but adding Poe really makes them a much better line. Dontari Poe was not himself last season, and this is partially due to his weight gain. The...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dontari Poe reportedly has weight clause in Falcons contract

Newly-minted Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Dontari Poe has said he wants to get down to 330 pounds, and it sounds like he has some incentive to do just that.According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the $2 million in incentives in Poe’s contract includes a $500,000 bonus if he consistently meets a certain weight goal. It’s not clear what that goal is, but Poe specifically...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the second wave of signings for the Atlanta Falcons

After a productive first week of retaining talent and beginning to patch a few of the holes in the roster from the 2016 season, the Atlanta Falcons went back to work this week addressing team needs. WR Andre Roberts: The seventh-year veteran just finished with one of his least productive seasons as a pro totaling 14 catches, 188 yards, and one touchdown. On the other hand, he had...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dontari Poe signs one-year deal with Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have signed defensive tackle Dontari Poe to a one-year contract.Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the deal is worth $8 million, with incentives that could bring it up to $10 million. Poe, who weighs nearly 350 pounds, is one of the better nose tackles in football. The former first-round pick spent the first five seasons of his career with the Kansas City...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons and the Devonta Freeman contract conundrum

The 2016-17 Falcons saw a tremendous amount of success on the ground behind the two-headed monster that was Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Freeman amassed 1,079 yards on 227 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. Coleman put up 520 yards on the ground to go with another 421 receiving yards as a change of pace back. Freeman is undoubtedly the star of the backfield right...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign S Kemal Ishmael, sign WR Andre Roberts

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed safety Kemal Ishmael and have signed wide receiver and return specialist Andre Roberts from Detroit. Ishmael, who signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract, saw his value rise in 2016 as he made four fill-in starts. He also showed his versatility at linebacker. Ishmael matched his career high with 15 tackles in a 35-28...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons can win free agency with Dontari Poe signing

The Atlanta Falcons need to overcome a Super Bowl loss by any means necessary. This is one of the harder tasks in sports outside of New England, so smart additions to help reinforce the core that got Atlanta to the big game in the first place is a must. Alas, the Falcons have been rather quiet in free agency—until Monday. That’s where tackle Dontari Poe comes into play, according...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman shouldn’t demand a trade from the Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have one of the best running back duos in the NFL in large part thanks to Devonta Freeman. Freeman, who is set to become a free agent after the 2017 season, has been the subject of constant trade speculation. Freeman himself put an end to this recently, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com: “This is coming out of my mouth: I definitely know I’m going to...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign backup cornerback Wreh-Wilson to 1-year deal

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed backup cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson to a one-year, $775,000 deal. Wreh-Wilson is the seventh Atlanta player from the 2016 NFC championship team to be re-signed or have his contract extended. The Falcons signed Wreh-Wilson in 2016 after starter Desmond Trufant's season-ending shoulder injury. General manager Thomas Dimitroff...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman says he will not ask Falcons for trade

Devonta Freeman isn’t going to push for an exit from the Atlanta Falcons right now.The star running back is headed for the final season of his rookie deal, but he made clear he’s not looking to leave Atlanta after his mentor, Luther Campbell, seemed to float the possibility of a trade on Twitter.“This is coming out of my mouth: I definitely know I’m going to be playing for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Packers retain OLB Nick Perry on five-year, $60 million deal

The Green Bay Packers finally got aggressive in free agency, retaining pass rusher Nick Perry on a long-term deal.According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Packers and Perry agreed on a five-year deal worth $60 million. However, the key figure here is the guaranteed cash, which comes in at a very reasonable $18.5 million — very low for such a premium position.Perry broke out...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Falcons retain backup QB Schaub and Upshaw

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times local): 12:04 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to contract extensions with backup quarterback Matt Schaub and defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw. The NFC champions have focused on retaining players in the offseason. ''Courtney proved to be versatile in our defensive scheme and he will continue to play several roles along our defensive...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Fantasy Outlook: Atlanta Falcons

Despite their crushing Super Bowl LI loss, the Atlanta Falcons had the league's most potent offense, scoring nearly five more points per game on average than any other team, per Team Rankings. The Falcons are deep, but also have top ranked talent across the field as Julio Jones (WR), Devonta Freeman (RB), Matt Ryan (QB) and Matt Bryant (K), all finished sixth or better in fantasy...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Deion Sanders has great story about snubbing Giants at Combine

Deion Sanders without question is among the most brash, brazen and confident — not to mention athletically gifted — players ever to suit up in an NFL uniform. And Sanders apparently established as much even before his professional football career started.The superstar athlete-turned-NFL Network analyst was appearing on his employer’s 2017 NFL Combine coverage when he relayed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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