Falcons Rumors & News

  • Dan Quinn wants Sean Weatherspoon back in fold

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn expressed a desire to keep linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who becomes a free agent March 10. "With him, it's that toughness and the speed that he can play with so, yes, definitely someone that we're talking to," Quinn said Friday. "I know he's got that kind of..." February 28

  • Falcons waive Jonathan Massaquoi

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons have followed up three deletions on the offensive side of the ball by dropping a member of their defense. Defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi has been waived after three years with the team. Massaquoi was the 164th pick of the 2012 draft out of Troy and had a year left on his rookie..." February 27

  • Falcons release Harry Douglas

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons are no longer wild about Harry Douglas. PFT has learned, via a league source, that the team has released the veteran wide receiver as they continue to get their house in order ahead of the start of the new league year. The move comes a day after the Falcons parted ways with running..." February 27

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Falcons released RB Steven Jackson, per source.

  • Falcons Sign K Bryant to Contract Extension

    NFL.com "Bryant, 5-9, 203 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a free agent at the end of the 2009 season after spending time with the New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since joining the Falcons, Bryant has been one of the most consistent place kickers in the..." February 25

  • Osi Umenyiora’s wish of Giants return may not be granted

    New York Post "Osi Umenyiora never wanted to leave the Giants, but he did. After two seasons with the Falcons, Umenyiora is set to become a free agent and he does not want to retire. What he does want is to finish his NFL career where he started it — with the Giants. “It was nearly a third of my life that..." February 25

  • Jake Matthews on the mend, may not be ready for OTAs

    The Falcoholic "The second-year offensive tackle is recovering from surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury, and the recovery timetable may keep him out of offseason workouts. Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews may not be physically ready for offseason workouts as he recovers from surgery to repair the Lisfranc..." February 23

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    No talks between the Falcons and safety Dwight Lowery yet.

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Falcons definitely will have an interest in LB David Harris if he reaches free agency, I'm told. So will the Chicago Bears.

  • Falcons will have interest in Justin Forsett

    ESPN.com "The Atlanta Falcons will have strong interest in running back Justin Forsett if he hits the free-agent market, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Forsett, who turns 30 in November, rushed for a career-high 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns for the Baltimore Ravens..." February 21

  • No extension talks between Julio Jones and Falcons yet

    ESPN.com "The Atlanta Falcons have yet to start discussions with top receiver Julio Jones about a contract extension, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Jones is signed through the 2015 season after the team exercised his fifth-year option worth $10,176,000. Jones would become..." February 19

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M

    Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

  • Kroy Biermann, returning Falcon or exiting free agent?

    The Falcoholic "Falcons fans feel strongly about Kroy Biermann, but there's a chance he could return to Atlanta. It's safe to say that Kroy Biermann is a lightning rod for this fanbase. He's consistently been one of the team's most-used defenders, but slowly he's gone from being an unheralded fifth round pick..." February 17

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules?

    Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • Steven Jackson likely out of running in Kyle Shanahan's offense

    ESPN.com "New Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was cautious with his words as he addressed the Atlanta media for the first time on Tuesday. Naturally, Shanahan avoided being critical of any of his new players as he assessed the talent he inherited. He expressed excitement for the..." February 12

  • Shanahan must step-it-up in the red zone

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons, under offensive coordinators Mike Mularkey and Dirk Koetter, on average were ranked 7.1 spots higher in red zone scoring percentage (touchdowns only) than offenses directed by new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan over the past seven seasons. Shanahan’s units have consistently..." February 11

  • Does Steven Jackson fit in Kyle Shanahan's scheme?

    NFL.com "It's typically a waste of time to assume a certain player won't fit in a new coordinator's scheme based solely on the composition of that coordinator's prior teams. But is that the case in Atlanta? New offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan talked about his cadre of running backs on Wednesday..." February 11

  • Why isn't the Falcons' fake crowd noise scandal a bigger deal?

    The Falcoholic "Falcons fans are hearing a lot about the Falcons' fake crowd noise scandal because they follow the team closely, but NFL fans are much less outraged about Decibacle compared to Deflategate. We've heard a lot about Decibacle, the Falcons' fake crowd noise drama, because we follow the Falcons..." February 09

  • Falcons’ coach, G.M. didn’t know about fake crowd noise

    Pro Football Talk "As the Falcons brace from the hammer to fall from 345 Park Avenue, questions remain regarding the person(s) to blame for piping artificial crowd noise into the Georgia Dome. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution confirmed..." February 06

  • Report: Falcons want to re-sign Sean Weatherspoon, even with more rehab ahead

    The Falcoholic "The Atlanta Falcons were without star linebacker Sean Weatherspoon again last season. He tore his achilles in a June pre-season workout, a devastating blow after he missed nine games because of a foot injury in 2013. He's managed to play in just 20 games over the past 3 seasons, and as a result,..." February 05

  • Seahawks assistant Manuel following Quinn to Atlanta

    ESPN 710 Seattle "Pete Carroll indicated Tuesday that the Seahawks may have to replace other assistants on their staff in addition to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who was just announced as Atlanta's head coach. One of those assistants is reportedly Marquand Manuel. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Manuel..." February 04

  • Dan Quinn hints at keeping Julio Jones long-term

    NFL.com "Dan Quinn is an early favorite to find success as a new NFL head coach because of the weapon-rich offense at his disposal in Atlanta. Along with franchise passer Matt Ryan, the Falcons' attack comes equipped with arguably the league's finest wideout in Julio Jones. "What a tough matchup to..." February 04

  • Arthur Blank angry, embarrassed about crowd noise investigation

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons owner Arthur Blank is not pleased with the news that the Falcons are being investigated for pumping in fake crowd noise at the Georgia Dome, in violation of NFL rules. Blank told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he was “angry and embarrassed” about the noise..." February 03

  • Falcons owner admits 'embarrassing' use of fake crowd noise

    SB Nation "Falcons owner Arthur Blank admitted his team pumped in artificial crowd noise during home games, saying the situation was "beyond embarrassing." Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank admitted Tuesday that his team pumped in fake crowd noise during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, according to the..." February 03

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    Andrew Siciliano @AndrewSiciliano

    Arthur Blank says Dan Quinn will have “final authority” over Falcons 53-man roster.

  • Atlanta Falcons to name Dan Quinn as head coach

    NFL.com "The Atlanta Falcons have zeroed in on a new head coach and are patient enough to wait for him to become available. The Falcons will announce Dan Quinn as their new head coach on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL Network's NFL GameDay Morning. Rapoport also reported that Kyle..." February 02

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Falcons and their HC Dan Quinn reached agreement on a 5-year contract, per source. Quinn is expected to fly to Atlanta with Falcons today.

  • NFL investigates Georgia Dome noise

    ESPN.com "The NFL has been investigating the Atlanta Falcons' use of artificial crowd noise in the Georgia Dome over the past two seasons, sources told ESPN. The offense is expected to result in discipline, with the Falcons being fined and quite possibly losing a draft choice, according to..." February 01

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • Falcons plan to name Dan Quinn head coach on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The worst-kept secret in the NFL will no longer be a secret in a few days. Per multiple sources, the Falcons currently plan to name Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn the new head coach in Atlanta. Quinn, 44, succeeded Gus Bradley in 2013. He came from the University of Florida, where..." February 01

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • Report: Raheem Morris to Falcons as assistant head coach

    Tampa Tribune "Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris will soon be game-planning against his former team twice a year. Morris, who led the Bucs from 2009 to 2011, has accepted an offer to be the assistant head coach/passing defense coach with the Atlanta Falcons, according to NFL.com. The..." January 28

  • Seahawks say Falcons are getting a great coach in Dan Quinn

    Pro Football Talk "Boy, to listen to Seattle players talk about defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, it’s almost like he already has a job or something. Oh, wait, he does, it just hasn’t been announced. The wink-nod reality that Quinn is going to be the new boss in Atlanta (though he technically can’t agree to a..." January 26

  • Raheem Morris set to join Falcons

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris is set to accept a position with the Atlanta Falcons, according to the Washington Post. Morris, 38, currently Washington’s defensive backs coach, is scheduled to interview with the Falcons for a hybrid assistant-defensive coordinator position under new..." January 26

  • Report: Raheem Morris expected to be Falcons defensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons are believed to be waiting for the Seahawks to finish the Super Bowl so that they can go ahead and hire Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as their next head coach, but that hasn’t stopped them from moving forward with other coaching moves. They’ve decided on Kyle Shanahan as..." January 25

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    Mike Jones @MikeJonesWaPo

    Source says Falcons are interested in Raheem Morris and have requested to interview him.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Raiders expected to interview former #Falcons coach Mike Smith for their defensive coordinator job, source said. Talked to Mangini today

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that @Atlanta_Falcons D-line coach Bryan Cox will return to staff. Cox worked under future HC Dan Quinn with @nyjets

  • Kyle Shanahan to become Falcons’ OC

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kyle Shanahan has agreed to become offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, according to several media reports including Mary Kay Cabot’s of The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com. Shanahan, 35, the son of former long-time NFL head coach Mike Shanahan, resigned as offensive..." January 20

  • Matt Ryan named to Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "A Boston College product will replace New England’s star passer in the Pro Bowl. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has been added to the Pro Bowl roster, the club said Monday night. He takes the place of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who will not play in Sunday’s all-star game with New England..." January 19

  • Seattle’s Super Bowl only delays Falcons’ likely hiring of Quinn

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Even if the Falcons have to wait two weeks to officially hire their next head coach, it doesn’t mean they really have to wait two weeks to … well, unofficially hire their next head coach. Seattle’s improbable, 28-22 come-from-behind overtime win over Green Bay in the NFC championship Sunday..." January 19

  • Falcons to interview Dan Quinn again as soon as Monday

    Pro Football Talk "With five coaching vacancies filled and a sixth one pegged for Gary Kubiak, one remains open: The Falcons. It may not be open for long. If the Packers upset the Seahawks on Sunday, Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn could have the job by the middle of the week. Even if the Seahawks win,..." January 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Broncos OC Adam Gase interviews with #Jaguars for OC today. Plenty of options, tho. OAK, STL, ATL & CHI have permission to talk to him

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Seahawks are expecting to lose Dan Quinn to #Falcons, who have privately told people their plan is to hire him. They’ll meet Monday

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    Nice score for the Raiders: Mike Tice coming over from Falcons to coach o line...

  • Dan Quinn Will Be The Falcons Hire, Per League Source

    The Falcoholic "league source has confirmed to me that Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who has been identified in recent days as one of the Falcons' top targets to fill their head coach vacancy, is likely to be the Falcons' new coach whenever the Seattle Seahawks' playoff run ends. Don't expect the..." January 16

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    Denver Broncos @Broncos

    NEWS: #Broncos WR @ESanders_10 (101 recs., 1404 yds., 9 TDs) will replace @juliojones_11 in 2015 @NFL #ProBowl. pic.twitter.com/BFpLZwoUSP

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    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL

    If Jack Del Rio gets hired as #Raiders coach, fired Falcons head coach Mike Smith is Del Rio's top choice as defensive coordinator.

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