Falcons Rumors & News

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: the Falcons tried out free agent OT Joe Barksdale (Rams).

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @DOrlandoAJC

    Beasley will play LEO. Basically a DE that stands up. He'll primarily be a pass rusher, with some cover duties. #Falcons

  • Falcons waive TE Kyle Miller

    The Falcoholic "Kyle Miller, a tight end who spent last season on Atlanta's practice squad, has been released. The Falcons announced today that they have waived tight end Kyle Miller. Miller, who is 6'5" and 262 pounds, spent last season on Atlanta's practice squad. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out..." May 04

  • Falcons sign fullback Collin Mooney; Patrick DiMarco eyes him warily

    The Falcoholic "The former Titans fullback will join Atlanta and compete for the starting fullback gig. The Falcons are trying to inject competition into nearly every level of their roster. Even fullback. Mooney was present at last week's minicamp and must have shown enough to warrant another look. The..." May 04

  • Draft concluded, Falcons can address Julio Jones' contract

    ESPN.com "The conclusion of the NFL draft means the Atlanta Falcons can focus on another important matter: a long-term contract for Julio Jones. There have been no discussions between the team and Jones' agent, Jimmy Sexton. However, general manager Thomas Dimitroff continues to indicate that Jones is a..." May 04

  • Falcons trade up with Vikings, select Clemson DT Grady Jarrett

    Pro Football Talk "At the top of Round Five, the Falcons struck for one of the top defensive tackles still on the board, trading up with Minnesota to select Clemson’s Grady Jarrett at No. 137. In exchange, the Vikings received a fifth-round pick (No. 146) and a sixth-round choice (No. 185). Jarrett (6-1, 304)..." May 02

  • Falcons CB Jalen Collins subject to substance-abuse program

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons second-round draft pick Jalen Collins, a cornerback from LSU, is now subject to the NFL's substance-abuse program after previously failing multiple drug tests. "Yes, a player in that situation is subject to being entered into the program," league spokesman Greg Aiello said..." May 02

  • Falcons select LSU CB Jalen Collins at No. 42

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons have added a cornerback with good size in Round Two, taking LSU’s Jalen Collins 42nd overall. Collins (6-1, 203) fits the mold of the longer corners featured in Seattle, where new head coach Dan Quinn rose to prominence as an assistant. He’ll vie for playing time in a secondary that..." May 02

  • Falcons snag Tevin Coleman in Round Three

    Pro Football Talk "A running back who reportedly drew some first-round consideration finally came off the board early in Round Three. Indiana’s Tevin Coleman, who rushed for more than 2,000 yards as a junior, was the No. 73 overall pick of Atlanta on Friday night." May 02

  • Rough 24 hours for new Falcons pick: Slips in draft, house catches fire

    CBSSports.com "Former Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was selected in the fifth round by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. Though he entered the draft considered a possible second-day pick (i.e. Round 2 or 3), Jarrett wound up falling much farther. Jarrett had bigger problems than slipping in the draft,..." May 02

  • Atlanta Falcons select Clemson’s Vic Beasley in the 2015 NFL Draft

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons selected Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley with the eighth overall pick in the the NFL Draft on Thursday. Beasley weighed in at 246 pounds and wanted to show teams that he could drop into coverage and rush the passer as a linebacker during Clemson’s Pro Day. The native of..." May 01

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Falcons pick Clemson edge rusher Vic Beasley eighth overall in #NFLDraft.

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    Russell Lande @RUSSLANDE

    Heard that Falcons told Missouri DE S. Ray that they will draft him 7th overall, The Packers are targeting LB D. Perryman with the (2 of 3)

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • Next move for Irvin could be a trade to Atlanta

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this year, a report emerged that Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett wanted to be traded to the Falcons. Another Seahawks pass-rusher ultimately could be the guy who gets shipped to Atlanta. Per a league source, chatter already has emerged regarding a possible trade that would send..." April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades

    CBSSports.com "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Its interesting. Rumors swirl that #Falcons may trade up for a pass-rusher. Most teams I talk to think they trade back & take an O-lineman

  • Falcons will borrow $850 million for stadium construction

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Atlanta Falcons plan to take out construction loans totaling $850 million to help fund the team’s portion of the cost of building the new retractable-roof stadium downtown, a team official told a state agency Tuesday. Greg Beadles, the Falcons executive vice president and chief financial..." April 28

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion

    CBSSports.com "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Falcons "in the mix" for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

    The Falcoholic "Many have been wondering where the best running back in the last decade will play in 2015. Not many considered it to be Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons need to rebuild a team that has been, at their very best, watchable the last two seasons. They could potentially look to add another running back..." April 21

  • Six teams 'in the mix' for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

    CBSSports.com "It's not clear yet where Adrian Peterson will play in 2015, but we should know for sure by May 2. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to hold onto Peterson if they can't find a trading partner by the end of the NFL Draft, which runs from April 30-May 2. "If he's not..." April 21

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    NYG safety Stevie Brown mulling 5-6 offers, expected to make decision soon, per source. Interested teams include NYG, DAL, ATL, OAK, TN.

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Dan Quinn says the Falcons “nailed it” in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons opened free agency with two quick signings of linebackers, Brooks Reed and Justin Durant. In more than a month since then, Atlanta has done little else, signing only low-cost players from the bargain bin. But Falcons coach Dan Quinn says that the depth the Falcons have added in free..." April 12

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Falcons waive S Zeke Motta

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons have parted ways with one of their recent draft picks, waiving safety Zeke Motta on Thursday. Motta was waived with a failed physical designation, per the NFL’s daily personnel notice. As a rookie in 2013, the 24-year-old Motta suffered a fractured C1 veterbra. " April 03

  • Jacquizz Rodgers signs deal with Chicago Bears

    NFL.com "Jacquizz Rodgers has found a new gig. The 25-year-old running back has signed a deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced on Tuesday. Rodgers played his first four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. In Chicago, Rodgers will..." March 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Free agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers, mostly recently of the #Falcons, is visiting the Chicago #Bears, source said

  • Falcons ‘could lose mid-round’ pick

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In this week’s edition of The MMQB with Peter King, he projects that the Falcons could lose a ‘mid-round’ pick. Most of the speculation has been around a second- or third-round pick in this year’s or next year’s draft. The Browns and Falcons could lose mid-round picks this week. Cleveland GM..." March 30

  • Falcons fined $350K, lose 2016 draft pick over crowd noise scandal

    CBSSports.com "Rich McKay spent most of the NFL annual meetings as the spokesperson for the Competition Committee but he will lose his position on the committee beginning April 1 as a result of the Falcons crowd-noise scandal. In addition, the Falcons were fined $350,000 and have to forfeit a 5th round pick..." March 30

  • NFL identifies former Falcons marketing exec as noise villain

    Pro Football Talk "Well, now we know who the real asswhole in Atlanta is. In the statement released by NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent on the Falcons losing a 2016 fifth-rounder and being fined $350,000, the league has pointed a finger at former Falcons director of event marketing..." March 30

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Look for former Raiders QB Matt Schaub to sign this week, per source. Interested teams include Jets, Ravens, Falcons, amongst others.

  • Clemson's Vic Beasley set for workout with Falcons

    ESPN.com "Clemson's Vic Beasley, one of the top edge rushers in this year's draft class, said he has a workout scheduled with the Atlanta Falcons on Monday at the school. Beasley, from Adairsville, Geogria, previously said it would be a "dream come true" to play for the team he rooted for growing up. If..." March 30

  • Falcons coach Dan Quinn doesn't rule out Matt Schaub

    ESPN.com "The Atlanta Falcons always need a backup plan just in case the unexpected happens to quarterback Matt Ryan. Right now, recently re-signed veteran T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree provide the depth behind Ryan. But what if the Falcons could add a player familiar with new offensive coordinator Kyle..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • Falcons’ minority owner Imlay dead at 78

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "John P. Imlay Jr., 78, minority owner of the Falcons since 1991, died of a massive heart attack at home on Wednesday. Imlay was chairman of Imlay Investments, Inc., a private investment firm and The Imlay Foundation. He was a member of the Atlanta Rotary. Imlay, an avid golfer, is credited..." March 26

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • Browns, Falcons facing 'severe' punishment for 2014 violations, per report

    SB Nation "The NFL could might lay heavy penalties to Cleveland for "textgate" and Atlanta for piping in fake crowd noise. The Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons got into hot water with the NFL during the 2014 season. Browns GM Ray Farmer illegally texted with coaches during games while the Falcons..." March 26

  • Julio Jones extension a matter the Falcons should address

    ESPN.com "When Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn meets the media this morning during the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, he is likely to be asked about the status of contract extension talks with the team's top receiver Julio Jones. The last time I asked Quinn about this subject on Feb. 27, this was his..." March 25

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged

    SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23