FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

10 best undrafted players remaining in NFL playoffs

Three games remain in the 2016 NFL season.The Packers visit the Falcons in the NFC championship game Sunday and the Steelers visit the Patriots in the AFC championship game.Super Bowl LI will be played Feb. 5 in Houston.After that will be three months of draft talk, and many people won’t know what they’re talking about.Players who turn out to be busts will be talked about like...
Via The Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers looking at Falcons Director of Football Operations Nick Polk for GM opening

The longtime Falcons personnel man has chiefly been involved with contracts and salary cap management while in Atlanta. The 49ers are apparently just going to look to poach as many Falcons staffers as they can, in the hopes that some magic from that legendary Atlanta franchise might rub off on the historically woebegone San Francisco team. As 49ers' G.M. search shifts and...
Via The Falcoholic
23 hours ago

NFL conference championship QB trust power rankings

Now that the Wild Card and Divisional rounds are complete, we are back at it with the quarterback trust rankings. Like last week’s list, there are some slight changes. To no surprise, some quarterbacks climbed near the top of the list. So let’s take a look at our third edition of the rankings of the quarterbacks playing in the AFC and NFC Championships. 4. Matt Ryan, Atlanta...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones practices, no limitations Sunday

The league did away with the probable designation on injury reports this year, which means that teams are only supposed to give injury designations to players if they have doubts about their ability to play. Don’t expect wide receiver Julio Jones to be listed on the Falcons’ injury report for the NFC Championship Game. Jones…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

numberFire: Atlanta Falcons have had 15th best defense since the bye week

They’ve really been coming together. We know the quick expectations for Sunday’s Falcons Packers game: each team’s elite offense cuts through the other team’s defense like a hot knife through a wheel of Green Bay cheese. It will almost certainly be a high scoring game, but the young defense (outside of Jonathan Babineaux, who just recently got his old man strength) has been...
Via The Falcoholic
1 day ago

The NFC Championship’s two most important players

Come playoff time, all 53 players on every roster are going to be important and play some role. However, not all players are of equal importance. Some guys are going to do minor things to help a team win, while others are going to play major roles.After a look at the AFC Championship Game’s most important players, here are the two players in the NFC Championship Game that are most...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Headlines: Jones Says Falcons are a 'Complete Team Now'

Only have a few minutes to get caught up on your football news? Each weekday, AtlantaFalcons.com will keep you updated with the latest Falcons information you need to know.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Falcons’ biggest trash talker on the field is also one of the team’s friendliest players

If you saw Mohamed Sanu’s Mic’d Up segment, you’re not surprised. The Atlanta Falcons offense has been dynamic and difficult to defend all season, and with that success comes a lot of confidence. The top-scoring offense in the NFL in 2016 has had plenty of opportunities to trash talk opponents on the field. In previous years, if you’d asked guys in the locker room which...
Via The Falcoholic
1 day ago

Falcons' Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Kyle Shanahan plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching vacancy, with all signs pointing to the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator landing the job. Shanahan is the only apparent candidate for the last available head coaching position in the NFL. The son of former NFL coach Mike Shanahan interviewed with the 49ers when...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy's 'plan is set' without the Packers' three injured receivers

The Green Bay Packers entered last Sunday’s playoff victory without No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson and they left it with two more of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets added to the injury list.The situation is so bad that coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Thursday that if this were the regular season, Nelson (ribs), No. 2 receiver Davante Adams (ankle) and No. 4 wideout Geronimo Allison...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Julio Jones says sprained toe won't keep him out vs. Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones says a sprained toe won't keep him from playing in Sunday's NFC championship game against Green Bay. Jones said he felt a ''snag'' in last week's win over Seattle and decided not to play the fourth quarter with Atlanta holding a big lead. He was inactive in Weeks 14 and 15 with a similar injury. Jones didn't practice...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers don’t have Jordy Nelson or Davante Adams at Wednesday practice

The Green Bay Packers are preparing for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with a hobbled group of receivers for red-hot quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Head coach Mike McCarthy said that neither Jordy Nelson (ribs) not Davante Adams (ankle) would practice on Wednesday, with Adams potentially unable to participate until Saturday. Nelson is still dealing with multiple broken ribs. Adams...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons coaches told Shanahan is 49ers' new coach

Nothing will be official until the Atlanta Falcons’ season ends, but Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is a virtual lock to be the next coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Starting with owner Arthur Blank, the entire Falcons organization knows how much Shanahan will be missed. Still, Atlanta’s other assistants were happy to see Shanahan get promoted. “Dan Quinn...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice Wednesday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones injured his toe during the team’s NFC Divisional Playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks this past weekend. He did not return to the field after suffering the injury. While the expectation is that Jones will be ready in time for Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers, the All Pro receiver did miss practice on Wednesday...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Future denies being on Falcons sideline to mess with Wilson

The Atlanta Falcons had some special guests on their sideline before their playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, and there is some speculation that they were there to distract Russell Wilson. Rapper Future says that was not the case. A source close to Future, who used to date Wilson’s wife Ciara and has a child with her, told TMZ that the musician’s presence at Saturday’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn: Julio Jones will be 'ready to rock' vs. Packers

Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons continue to be unconcerned about star receiver Julio Jones re-aggrevating his toe injury during Saturday’s win over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Divisional Round. Quinn said Monday that Jones will be “ready to rock” for Sunday’s NFC title game against the Green Bay Packers, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN. However, Quinn said he...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson not commenting on his status for Falcons game

The Green Bay Packers are moving on in the playoffs, which means wide receiver Jordy Nelson will have another week to heal. But Nelson is not ready to say whether or not he’ll be able to play in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons. Nelson told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein that he is feeling “a lot better” than how he did the day...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Clayborn out for playoffs with torn biceps

Adrian Clayborn exited the Atlanta Falcons’ playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday with a biceps injury, and the extent of the injury apparently is pretty severe. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Falcons defensive end is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a torn biceps. Source: #Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn tore his bicep and is out for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks Doug Baldwin trash talks Falcons while team is down 17 late in 4th quarter

When the NFL acts like the “No Fun League,” and cracks down on excessive celebrations or taunting, it’s usually for something that isn’t that big of a deal and isn’t worth the trouble of issuing a 15 yard penalty for something that brings a bit of fun into the game. However, this is something completely different. With just a little over three minutes left in the Seattle...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kam Chancellor rips Seahawks’ defense for losing composure

It’s never uncommon to see post-play shoving matches at the end of plays in the NFL. Those are even more common in Seattle Seahawks games. According to Kam Chancellor, his team needs to cut down on those. Chancellor on @Q13FOX: Any time we started arguing with other team on the field, we lost. Have to keep our composure. — Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) January 15, 2017 Kam...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Deion Jones makes unbelievable hot potato INT to seal Falcons win

This looked like a completed pass and then the Atlanta Falcons ripped the ball out and it started to get batted around. Falcons LB Deion Jones started as an innocent bystander but then the ball bounced his way and he grabbed it for a game sealing INT. Check out this wacky play….. Deion Jones! https://t.co/Gt9sjcIBaS — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) January 15, 2017
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Atlanta takes 12-10 lead after Bryant field goal

The Latest on the NFL's divisional playoff games Saturday (all times Eastern): 5:45 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons have taken a 12-10 in the second quarter after field goal by Matt Bryant. Following a safety when Russell Wilson fell into the end zone, Atlanta hit a big play to Taylor Gabriel for 37 yards and Bryant capped the drive with a 35-yard field goal. Seattle backup guard Rees...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seattle lineman trips Russell Wilson; causes safety

Devin Hester had just returned a punt down to the Atlanta Falcons 10 yard line and the Seattle Seahawks looked like they were taking control of their NFC playoff game. A penalty negated the return and Seattle started inside their own 10 yard line instead of at the Atlanta 10 yard line. Two plays later, one of the Seattle Seahawks offensive linemen tripped Russell Wilson causing...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Falcons are trolling Russell Wilson by hosting Ciara’s ex-boyfriends at Saturday’s game

The Falcons seem to think they’ve found a way to get inside Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s head during Saturday’s divisional playoff game. Atlanta appears to have invited several ex-boyfriends of Wilson’s wife, pop singer Ciara, to rattle the QB. Present at the Georgia Dome for the game will be rapper Future, whom Ciara has a son with, and rapper-actor Bow...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS Divisional Playoff Preview: (3) Seattle Seahawks at (2) Atlanta Falcons

How much does playoff pedigree matter? That’ll be a big question when the divisional round of the NFL playoffs kicks off with a Saturday afternoon matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. That’s because the Seahawks have an 8-3 playoff record with two Super Bowl appearances in quarterback Russell Wilson’s first five seasons, while the Falcons have just one...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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