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5 Things to Watch During Falcons at Browns

The Falcons are off to Orlando for their third (and biggest) game of the 2016 preseason. Here are five things to watch at Camping World Stadium
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
5 hours ago

5 things to know about the Falcons on Thursday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a catch during an NFL football practice Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons (2-0) are set to play the Miami Dolphins (1-1) in their third  exhibition game at 8 p.m. tonight at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Here are five things to know about the Atlanta Falcons...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
14 hours ago

Keys to Victory: Falcons at Dolphins

Head coach Dan Quinn provided AtlantaFalcons.com his insight on what Atlanta needs to do to leave Florida 3-0 on the preseason
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Devin Hester shares workout video, is not ready to retire

Devin Hester was released by the Atlanta Falcons last month and is recovering from offseason toe surgery, but the man many consider to be the best kick returner in NFL history is not yet ready to call it a career. On Wednesday, Hester shared a video on Instagram showing him planting and making cuts during a drill. A video posted by Devin Hester (@devin_anytime_hester_17...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cover 9@9: Falcons have tough decisions at all linebacker spots

June 16, 2016: Flowery Branch, GA: Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley during the last day of mini-camp in Flowery Branch Thursday June 16, 2016. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM 1. Linebacker decisions. The Falcons have some tough decisions to make at the linebacker positions. Arguably, veteran Paul Worrilow has out-played rookie Deion Jones and veteran Philip Wheeler would...

Julio Jones: It would be hard for Usain Bolt to ‘really pull away from guys in football’

Julio Jones isn’t convinced the fastest man alive would be suited to play in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver was speaking to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com and discussed Bolt’s dominance. Jones was complimentary of Bolt’s amazing quickness. “Wooo … wooo,” Jones said, marveling at Bolt’s blazing speed. “Bolt, he’s amazing. Amazing what he can do out there...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons to hold out Ward, Ishmael against Dolphins

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Running back Terron Ward and safety Kemal Ishmael will miss their second straight preseason game when the Atlanta Falcons play the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night. Ward (ankle) and Ishmael (shoulder) ran on the side in Tuesday's practice. Coach Dan Quinn says each has ''a good shot'' to return for next week's final preseason game against Jacksonville...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant won't play against Miami Dolphins on Thursday

Fact: Matt Bryant never has to press "9" to dial out Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant is still working through the muscle tightness that has kept him sidelined for much of the preseason. Rookie free agent Nick Rose tried to fill his gargantuan shoes and failed miserably. In response, the Falcons cut Rose and re-signed Shane Graham. We're hoping Bryant can bounce back ASAP, but...
Via The Falcoholic
2 days ago

Veteran PK Graham returns to Falcons as more than 'camp leg'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) After kicking for 10 teams in the past 15 seasons - and a few more teams in preseason camps - Shayne Graham knew to be prepared for another call. This time, it was a rarity - a call back from the Atlanta team he kicked for last season. Graham joined the Falcons on Saturday and will kick for the team in Thursday night's preseason game against Miami in Orlando...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Falcons additions may need extra time to adjust in Atlanta

Despite Thursday's victory, the Falcons free agent and rookie additions struggled for the most part. They failed to take advantage of a heavily weakened Browns team. One of the biggest preseason challenges is not overreacting, particularly when evaluating every player that is guaranteed to make the roster. They are playing between 15 to 25 snaps each game. Nobody knows if they are...
Via The Falcoholic
3 days ago

Report: Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, quarterback Matt Ryan working on their relationship

Fact: Kyle Shanahan spelled backwards is Nahanahs Elyk Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan needs a friend. Because he's repeatedly rubbed fans as well as his own players the wrong way, "Shanny" has a horrible reputation. I'm quite sure he doesn't care and I'm not suggesting he should, but heck, wouldn't it be nice if he softened up a bit? The Falcons' first team...
Via The Falcoholic
3 days ago

Falcons bring back veteran kicker Shayne Graham

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are re-signing veteran kicker Shayne Graham, who played five games with the team in 2015. The Falcons have waived kicker Nick Rose and also signed safety Sergio Brown. The 38-year-old Graham made 11 of 13 field-goal attempts and all eight extra points with Atlanta last season. Falcons kicker Matt Bryant was held out of Thursday night's preseason...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Receiver Mohamed Sanu's Hard Work in the Off-Season Has Him Beating DBs Off the Line in Training Camp

Atlanta Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu Sr. had a tough season last year. In 16 games, he had 33 receptions, 394 yards and no touchdowns. But with a new team and an off-season full of  hard work, Sanu is looking to have a bounce-back season. RELATED: Mohamed Sanu Can Catch Footballs Thrown at Any Speed, Even When He's Sitting on the Ground The 6-foot-2, 215-pound receiver has...
Via Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Atlanta Falcons

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Atlanta Falcons, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. We have identified only 16 (with some repeats), how many of them can you name? Clue: Years active  
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2016 preview: Can Dan Quinn’s defense turn up the heat?

The 2016 NFL season is just around the corner. As such, Sportsnaut will be previewing all 32 teams before the games begin in September. Continuing the series, we head to the NFC South to provide a Atlanta Falcons 2016 preview. Here, we’ll be discussing a team that needs to take great strides on the defensive side of the ball to avoid another disappointing finish. Before we...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are looking good

The NFL preseason is a time where teams are looking to shake the rust off and figure out which players will earn the final few spots on the 53-man roster. Teams do not go deep into the playbook, starters do not play more than a quarter (aside from Week 3), and the backups look to make an impression. It is the regular season for the backups and fringe guys, looking to capitalize on...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Rapper T.I. breaks down the huddle at Falcons practice

If there is one thing the city of Atlanta is known for other than being home to three professional sports teams, it’s being one of the biggest factories in the world of rap music. T.I. is one of the most recognizable names in the rap world to come out of Atlanta and he is also a huge fan of the Atlanta Falcons. We surprised the Falcons at Sunday’s training camp in Flowery Branch...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Falcons rookie JD McKissic returns kickoff 101 yards for TD

Undrafted rookie free agent signee JD McKissic made an impact on the Atlanta Falcons first pre-season game against the Washington Redskins by returning this kickoff for a TD! 101-yard kickoff return?Courtesy of @AtlantaFalcons' J.D. McKissic?? YES, PLEASE! #WASvsATL https://t.co/oKfpvYAMsT — NFL (@NFL) August 12, 2016 Will McKissic be able to make the Falcons as a return man?
Via This Given Sunday
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ric Flair visits Falcons training camp, calls out Josh Norman

Multiple-time wrestling champion and WWE legend Ric Flair visited Atlanta Falcons training camp on Tuesday and WOO-boy was it exciting. Flair was at camp as the special guest of Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. The 67-year-old sung Jones praises, while promptly throwing a nice diss at Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman. “This is the Nature Boy, Ric Flair at Falcons...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: 2,000-yard season is 'definitely possible'

Julio Jones led the NFL in receiving yards in 2015. The Atlanta Falcons star hauled in 136 passes for 1,871 yards. That latter total put him within 93 yards of Calvin Johnson’s single season record and only 129 short of the hallowed 2,000-yard total. On Monday, Jones stated that while 2,000 yards is clearly not his goal, it definitely is a possibility. “It’s definitely difficult...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Matt Ryan Get Picked Off By His Offensive Coordinator

Training camp is a time for NFL teams to work out the kinks on both sides of the ball before continuing to workshop their performance through the four-game pre-season. It's a time to get mistakes and turnovers out of the way, when things don't count, the goal being to avoid looking foolish once the regular season begins. Usually, this is done in the privacy of team facilities....
Via Stack
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons waive rookie Torrey Green amidst assault allegations

Early Thursday morning, it was reported that Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Torrey Green had been named in to separate rape investigations after women reported he had assaulted them during his time at Utah State. Now, that has led to him being dumped off the Falcons’ roster before his career even began. TMZ first reported two women reported to police that Green had raped them...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Freeney to sign one-year deal with Falcons

No team has had fewer sacks (73) over the last three seasons than the Atlanta Falcons. Dwight Freeney has more sacks than all but three active players in the NFL. On Tuesday, the Falcons agreed to sign the veteran pass-rusher to a one-year deal, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. DE Dwight Freeney is schedule to fly Thursday to Atlanta to sign a one-year deal with Falcons, per source...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Keanu Neal’s big hit sparks first fight of Falcons training camp

The 2016-17 NFL regular season is just around the corner which means that training camps around the league are underway. That means we get to see live action in practice, contact and players who have been holding it all in for months finally getting the chance to get back on the football field. For former Florida Gators star Keanu Neal, who is kicking off his first NFL training camp...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Falcons GM recalls trading Brett Favre

You never want to be remembered as the general manager who traded away a Hall of Fame quarterback. Just ask Ken Herock, the former general manager of the Atlanta Falcons who dealt Brett Favre to the Green Bay Packers back in February of 1992. A three-time NFL MVP and a Super Bowl champion, Favre will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Herock still agonizes...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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