Falcons Rumors & News

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Jake Locker sharp as Titans edge Falcons 24-17

    Tennessean "Jake Locker passed another preseason test and showed some moxie in the process. The Titans quarterback took way too many hits against the Atlanta Falcons, but he stood in the pocket, made some impressive throws under pressure and put together a performance to be proud of — 12-of-17 for 188..." August 24

  • Ryan plans to pick up the tempo on offense

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In the regular season tune-up against the Tennessee Titans at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Dome, the Falcons offense will pick up the tempo. “I expect that our tempo is going to be up-tempo on Saturday night, the way that it has been the last couple of years here,” Ryan said. “Whether or not..." August 22

  • How Baltimore Ravens Drafted Joe Flacco Rather Than Trading Up For Matt Ryan

    ThePostGame.com "From Art Modell's founding of the franchise in 1996 to the decision to draft Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden, to victories in two Super Bowls the past 15 years, the Baltimore Ravens' short history has been full of highlights. Jamison Hensley has covered much of that history, first as a Baltimore Sun..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Falcons RB Antone Smith: Jadeveon Clowney is 'just a guy'

    CBSSports.com "You might've seen this quotable nugget in this week's "Sorting the Sunday Pile" but in case you missed it: Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney blew someone up in the backfield again. That someone was Antone Smith, a running back for the Falcons. It looked something like BAM. Smith, as you..." August 18

  • Jake Matthews open to left tackle

    ESPN.com "With the strong possibility the Atlanta Falcons have lost starting left tackle Sam Baker for the season with a patella-related injury, rookie right tackle Jake Matthews said he is ready to switch to left tackle. Baker injured his right knee during the second quarter of Saturday's 32-7 preseason..." August 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The early diagnosis for #Falcons LT Sam Baker is a torn patella tendon, per source. If tests confirm, would almost certainly end his season

  • Roddy White not a fan of the preseason

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons had a long night in Houston, losing 32-7 to the Texans and possibly losing left tackle Sam Baker for the entire season. So what does receiver Roddy White takeaway from that or any other preseason game? “Nothing,” White told reporters after the game. “You get nothing out of..." August 17

  • Julio Jones shows flashes in return

    ESPN.com "Sure, Julio Jones didn't score a touchdown or make a spectacular one-handed grab, but just his presence on the field was a positive step for the Atlanta Falcons. The star receiver saw his first game action since suffering a fracture in his right foot Oct. 7. He caught two passes for 20 yards..." August 17

  • Texans bounce back in a major way with big win over Falcons

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans responded from disastrous start to coach Bill O’Brien’s first preseason in resounding fashion Saturday night, pounding the Atlanta Falcons 32-7 Saturday night to secure their first victory of any kind in 335 days. Most significantly, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick recovered from his..." August 17

  • Sam Baker injures knee, leaves game

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons starting left tackle Sam Baker, who missed a good part of last season with a knee injury, was carted off the field in the second quarter of Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans. The medical staff attended to Baker's right knee as he covered his eyes in obvious..." August 16

  • Jake Matthews relishing the lessons he’s learning now

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "All eyes were on the 9-on-7 run drills between the Falcons and the Texans on Thursday morning. The Falcons first-team did well on the first day against the stout Texans’ front, but they struggled during this second practice. On the fourth play, rookie right tackle Jake Matthews whiffed on a..." August 15

  • Julio Jones expects to play on Saturday

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this month, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones said that he was OK not playing in the preseason and suggested that he might see action in the third week if the team brass decided that was the best course of action. Things may have speeded up in Atlanta, though. Vaughn McClure and..." August 15

  • Falcons struggled run blocking

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "All eyes were on the 9-on-7 run drills between the Falcons and the Texans on Thursday morning. The Falcons first-team did well on the first day against the stout Texans’ front, but they struggled during this second practice. On the fourth play, rookie right tackle Jake Matthews whiffed on a..." August 14

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Smith liked tackling, hated penalties

    ESPN.com "One of the points of emphasis for the Atlanta Falcons going into this season was improving tackling. In fact, coach Mike Smith said new tackling drills were introduced this offseason to get the matter corrected. But a tackling dummy doesn't compare to live action. Smith gave his assessment..." August 10

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Dwight Lowery back on practice field.

  • Penalties ruin big plays for Falcons RB Antone Smith

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons running back Antone Smith made a big play nearly every time he touched the ball in 2013. Smith tried to pick up where he left off during the exhibition opener Friday against the Dolphins but his teammates kept making his big plays count for nothing. Smith had two large gains nullified..." August 09

  • Yates makes a fine debut for the Falcons in win over Dolphins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons backup quarterback T.J. Yates, a native of Marietta, had a fine debut with his hometown team. The Falcons acquired the former Pope High standout in a trade with the Houston Texans on June 18th after their offseason training program was completed. The Falcons sent linebacker Akeem Dent..." August 09

  • Devin Hester is ‘weapon’ for Falcons’ offense

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Bears eventually gave up on using kick returner Devin Hester as a wide receiver but Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Hester’s “play-making ability” has him excited to use him in that role. In 2013 Hester didn’t play an offensive snap for the first time since his rookie season..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • Falcons to run the ‘Pistol’ offense

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons are implementing the “Pistol” attack into their offensive scheme, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday. “I would be willing to bet that almost every team in the NFL does,” Koetter said. “The benefits of it have been proven.” The..." August 07

  • Hard Knocks recap: Falcons feisty as training camp begins

    Pro Football Talk "For a team coming off a massively disappointing 4-12 campaign in 2013, the opening of training camp for the Atlanta Falcons has featured some feisty moments. In the season premiere of HBO’s Hard Knocks reality show, the Falcons scrapped frequently over the first few days of training camp. After..." August 06

  • It turns out Falcons rookie Ra'Shede Hageman didn't fracture his wrist

    CBSSports.com "During practice last weekend, Falcons rookie defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman got into a physical altercation with center Joe Hawley, and the team's second-round pick left practice immediately afterward. Later, it was reported that Hageman had suffered a hairline fracture of his wrist, an injury..." August 06

  • Jones has concussion, Hageman a bone bruise

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons reserve offensive tackle Terren Jones suffered a concussion and is the league’s concussion protocol program and defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman suffered an undisclosed hand injury, Falcons coach Mike Smith said on Monday. Jones was taken off the field on a stretcher to an awaiting..." August 04

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Clarity on #Falcons DL Ra’Shede Hageman, who was involved in a fight today. Source said he did not suffer a broken wrist or any broken bones

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    With Dwight Lowery' season in doubt due to concussion, Falcons add vet safety Tyrell Johnson.

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Mike Smith said safety Dwight Lowery suffered a concussion.

  • Biermann getting burst back

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Even the added weight of pads hasn’t slowed Kroy Biermann. The hybrid defensive end is showing positive signs in his return from a torn Achilles tendon that ended his 2013 season in Week 2. The Falcons began padded training camp practices last week." August 02

  • Julio Jones on contract: I want to make Falcons want me for rest of my career

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, part of the 2011 NFL draft class, said he is not concerned about signing a new lucrative contract at this particular time. "That's on them to decide," Jones told ESPN.com following Thursday's practice. "I just have to come here and show up and work..." August 01

  • Peria Jerry Retires From NFL After Five Seasons With Falcons

    The Falcoholic "The veteran defensive tackle will hang up his cleats in training camp. Peria Jerry is walking away from football at the age of 29, according to Jay Glazer. It's a surprising retirement, given that Jerry was coming off arguably his best season in the NFL and was still just 29 years old. We'll..." July 31

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Roddy White three-year extension worth $23 million, $7.55M bonus, salaries $3M, $2.2M, $2.75M, $3M; $500,000 roster bonus due June 3, 2015

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    Jay Adams @FalconsJAdams

    Steven Jackson injured his hamstring yesterday. Will be ready for Week 1. Was not the same hammy as last year. #aftc14

  • Lowery fitting in at free safety

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons safety Dwight Lowery is starting to fit into his new surroundings. After missing most of last season because of a concussion and playing just three games with Jacksonville, Lowery is delighted to have an opportunity to win the starting free safety position with the Falcons. He opened..." July 28

  • Steven Jackson bought into his own hype last season

    Pro Football Talk "Steven Jackson was used to carrying a bad Rams team, so it’s perhaps natural he thought he’d be the thing that pushed an already good Falcons team over the top. Instead, the season was as much of a disaster for him as for them, with his streak of 1,000-yard seasons ending at eight, and the..." July 28

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Every part of Julio Jones' day has looked explosive. He's stopping on a dime. Showing no ill effects.

  • Douglas ready for more action in the slot

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas is ready to help pick-up some of production in the passing attack created by the retirement of tight end Tony Gonzalez. The Falcons don’t have a tight end that they plan to feature in the passing attack. They will try to use more three-wide receiver sets to..." July 27

  • Ex-Falcons WR Johnson was arrested for DUI

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, expired or no license on person, failure to have license on person and failure to obey signs or control devices on Thursday by Atlanta Police Department. Johnson was scheduled to report to the..." July 26

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Falcons, Roddy White agree on extension

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons and wide receiver Roddy White were talking contract extension earlier in the offseason, but tabled things for a while after White’s brother was killed. They have both resumed and completed those talks. On Thursday morning, the Falcons announced that they have agreed to terms with..." July 24

  • Falcons place Corey Peters, Zeke Motta on PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Julio Jones has been cleared to practice in at least a limited fashion, but the Falcons will wait a little longer before giving two defensive players returning from injuries the green light to hit the practice field. The Falcons announced that defensive tackle Corey Peters and..." July 23

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @DOrlandoAJC

    #Falcons S Zeke Motta and DT Corey Peters to open camp on PUP list. Julio Jones will open camp on time, but will be limited.

  • Steven Jackson is going from Pro Bowl running back to rookie artist

    USA Today "Steven Jackson is entering his eleventh season in the NFL, but the three-time Pro Bowler will be making his rookie debut in Los Angeles next weekend. The Atlanta Falcons running back will premiere his first-ever photography exhibit, “Looking Forward: Running Back,” at the Hamilton-Selway Fine..." July 11

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Falcons WR Drew Davis likely to miss six weeks with foot injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons will be down a wide receiver at the start of training camp. The club announced Saturday that Drew Davis will begin camp on the physically unable to perform list after undergoing a “procedure” on his foot. Coach Mike Smith said Davis is anticipated to miss “around six weeks,”..." July 05

  • Report: Will Witherspoon has talked to Falcons, Rams

    Pro Football Talk "A free agent linebacker with more than 150 regular season starts has reportedly been in touch with a pair of NFC clubs. Will Witherspoon, who played 16 games for St. Louis a season ago, has had contact with the Rams and Falcons, according to NBC affiliate WJHG-TV in Panama City, Florida...." July 04

  • Peterson: Jones and White are best WR tandem in NFL

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones recently laid claim to him and Roddy White being the top wide receiver tandem in the NFL. Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson, arguably the best pure cornerback in the league, agreed with Jones before playing in the Celebrity Golf Classic at the Reynolds..." June 30

  • Julio Jones: Falcons have best receiver duo in football

    Pro Football Talk "Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery recently shared his belief that he and Brandon Marshall make up the top receiving duo in the NFL, an argument that their 2,716 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2013 supports quite nicely. At this time last year, though, Falcons wideouts Julio Jones and Roddy White..." June 26

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