Falcons Rumors & News

  • Devin Hester to teams: Call my agent now

    ESPN "The most accomplished return man in NFL history is getting closer to making a comeback. Devin Hester, who was released by the Atlanta Falcons in July, sent out an Instagram message with a video Wednesday, informing those interested that he is almost recovered from offseason toe surgery. Here..." August 25

  • Devin Hester Will Be Back In NFL ... Says 14 Teams Interested

    TMZ "Devin Hester ain't hanging up his cleats just yet ... telling TMZ Sports he definitely plans to be in the NFL next year ... and nearly half the league is interested. The 3-time All-Pro return specialist was released by the Atlanta Falcons this past July after battling a toe injury ... but that..." August 23

  • Why Usain Bolt wouldn't make it as a wide receiver in the NFL, according to Julio Jones

    USA Today "Tony Dungy may be ready to sign Usain Bolt as a wide receiver, but at least one player has his doubts about how the decorated Olympian would do. Julio Jones told ESPN.com that the sprinter doesn’t quite have what it takes to make it in the league at that position. From ESPN: “You’ve got..." August 23

  • Falcons anticipate Beasley facing Dolphins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons linebacker/defensive Vic Beasley will play in the third exhibition game against the Miami Dolphins at 8 p.m. Thursday in Orlando. After missing the game in Cleveland with a shoulder injury, he was limited in practice on Sunday before fully participating on Monday. “Vic looked healthy..." August 23

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Falcons demand review of hit on Bosher

    The Score "The Atlanta Falcons are demanding a review of a hit that knocked punter Matt Bosher out of Thursday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. Bosher was taken out of the game after being hit by Browns linebacker Tank Carder while running downfield in punt coverage. The veteran punter..." August 20

  • Journeyman kicker Shayne Graham signs up for second stint with Falcons

    Pro Football Talk "At some point, journeyman kicker Shayne Graham should really play at least one game for the Buccaneers. Becuase he’s been through the rest of the NFC South, and is about to complete a second lap through the division." August 20

  • Falcons rally past Browns behind subs

    The Sports Xchange "Atlanta backup players scored 17 unanswered points Friday night to carry the visiting Falcons to a 24-13 preseason victory over the Cleveland Browns. Both starting quarterbacks played well after brief appearances on the opening weekend of the preseason. Matt Ryan, 0 for 4 for the..." August 19

  • Falcons say Vic Beasley’s shoulder injury unrelated to rookie problem

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons didn’t get what they were hoping for from pass-rusher Vic Beasley last year, but he did play through a shoulder injury. But even though he missed last night’s game with a shoulder injury, the team said it’s not related. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta..." August 19

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Falcons dedicated to mediocrity, waived/injured SEC and UGA DT Chris Mayes

    The Falcoholic "He loves hair gel. He loves biking. And he hates SEC players. If you want to know why the Falcons are so #soft it is because Dimitroff refuses to add a bunch of players from the greatest football conference in the world. The SEC is the stoutest in the trenches and the Falcons are paper..." August 16

  • Patriots Looking At O’Brien Schofield

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Falcons outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield is still without a team, but he might be closing in on finding his next NFL home. The veteran is currently mulling six offers, according to a source who spoke with ESPN.com’s Vaughn McClure (on Twitter). Schofield, who worked out for the Patriots..." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Bills signing pass rusher Kroy Biermann

    NFL.com "The Bills aren't finished adding much-needed depth to their banged-up defense. Buffalo plans to add veteran pass rusher Kroy Biermann to the mix on a one-year deal, a source who spoke with the player told NFL Media's Conor Orr. Biermann, 30, spent his first eight seasons in Atlanta, piling..." August 15

  • Falcons sign cornerback Ryan White

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons signed former Auburn cornerback Ryan White on Sunday. White, 5-foot-10 and 197 pounds, was added to replace David Mims II, who was waived injured on Saturday. The Falcons roster is now back up to the 90-player limit." August 15

  • Falcons owner Blank donates $100K to Steve Gleason's foundation

    ESPN "Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced a $100,000 donation to The Gleason Initiative Foundation, established by former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason as he battles the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The donation, via The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation,..." August 13

  • Josh Norman 'sad' he won't get to face Julio Jones in NFC South anymore

    ESPN "It was a sign of mutual respect when Julio Jones and Josh Norman, former rivals in the NFC South, huddled at midfield Thursday night engaged in extended conversation. The two didn't get a chance to square off as the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Washington Redskins 23-17 in the preseason opener...." August 12

  • Big kickoff return lifts Falcons past Redskins

    The Sports Xchange "J.D. McKissic, an undrafted rookie from Arkansas State, stunned the Washington Redskins by returning the second-half kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown and the host Atlanta Falcons opened the preseason with a 23-17 victory on Thursday night. Falcons backup quarterback Matt Schaub completed 10..." August 11

  • Andre Rison: I'm a good dad. I hurt daily. Marijuana candy helps.

    Detroit Free Press "Editor's note: This story has been updated with information from Racquel Blanks, the mother of Andre Rison's son. Ex-Michigan State University football star Andre Rison has endured plenty of tough hits, both on and off the field. But being labeled a bad dad, he says, is a crushing blow he..." August 11

  • Lance Moore Retires After Ten Seasons

    AtlantaFalcons.com "Wide receiver Lance Moore announces his retirement from the NFL. Moore was signed by the Cleveland Browns as a college free agent following the 2005 NFL Draft out of Toledo. He has played for three different teams during his 10 year career, spending eight seasons with the Falcons divisional..." August 08

  • Torrey Green Apologizes To Falcons for Rape Case 'Distraction' ...Vows NFL Return

    TMZ "NFL linebacker Torrey Green says he is completely innocent in all 4 sexual assault cases -- but wants to apologize to the Atlanta Falcons for the "distraction" his legal issues have caused. TMZ Sports broke the story ... the former Utah State standout is being investigated for allegedly raping..." August 06

  • Falcons to sign Lance Moore

    NFL.com "Lance Moore has landed back in the NFC South. After a two-year stint in the Rust Belt, the 10-year veteran reportedly will sign with the Atlanta Falcons, according to Pro Football Talk. Moore reportedly worked out for the Chargers earlier this week before San Diego signed fellow veteran James..." August 05

  • Falcons waive Torrey Green amid rape investigation

    Pro Football Talk "A report by TMZ on Thursday morning named Falcons rookie linebacker Torrey Green as the subject of two rape investigations by authorities in Utah. Those investigations will continue, but Green is no longer a member of the Falcons. The team announced that they have waived Green, who signed with..." August 04

  • Falcons rookie under investigation in rape cases

    TMZ "An Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker is at the center of TWO separate rape investigations ... after two different women told cops he sexually assaulted them while he was a star player at Utah State. TMZ Sports has learned ... the Cache County Attorney's Office in Utah is actively investigating..." August 04

  • Dwight Freeney headed to Atlanta to sign with the Falcons

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons may have found the pass-rusher they’ve been looking for the last few years, even if he’s a few years from being himself. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, veteran Dwight Freeney is flying to Atlanta with plans to sign a one-year deal with the Falcons. The Falcons have kept an..." August 02

  • Titans expressed interest in Roddy White

    247 Sports "According to a report from ProFootball Talk, the Tennessee Titans expressed interest in Roddy White before signing Andre Johnson. White reportedly refused to accept the minimum salary, so that's why he remains unsigned." July 30

  • Devin Hester seeks full recovery before signing

    ESPN "Devin Hester intends to play one more NFL season, but the most productive return man in league history wants to be fully healthy first. Hester, who was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday, said he feels about 75 to 80 percent healthy while recovering from January surgery to repair a..." July 30

  • Shhhh, don’t tell anybody, Julio Jones seems to be OK after practice injury

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones wasn’t able to finish the first practice of training camp with some degree of injury, but coach Dan Quinn said to trust him, everything was just fine. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Jones suffered a minor injury, and was seen on the sidelines..." July 29

  • Falcons waive WR Daje Johnson, and sign DE Efe Obada who is not Dwight Freeney

    The Falcoholic "The Falcons are still adjusting their roster, and continue to cut players even though they have open roster spots. That is weird, unless they are keeping them open for some veteran players down the line. Did they finally sign Dwight Freeney? Nope, but they are bringing in an interesting pass..." July 28

  • Charles Godfrey retires, Falcons sign two

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons re-signed safety Charles Godfrey to a one-year deal in March, but Godfrey won’t be with the team once they start the regular season. Or the preseason. The team announced Wednesday that Godfrey has retired from the NFL. Godfrey entered the league as a third-round pick of the..." July 27

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Falcons rookie Devin Fuller feeling 100 percent for training camp

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons rookie wide receiver/kick returner Devin Fuller, who missed the majority of the offseason with a hamstring injury, said he's fully recovered as he and the rest of the team are set to report for training camp on Wednesday. "I feel like I'm 100 percent right now," Fuller told..." July 26

  • Baltimore Ravens to sign veteran OT Jake Long

    Baltimore Beat Down "With the arrival of Ronnie Stanley, and the departure of Eugene Monroe, the Baltimore Ravens had quite the need for a veteran offensive tackle to help coach, mentor and be a part of the Ravens offensive line. Today they have found that product. Offensive Tackle Jake Long has signed with the..." July 26

  • Roddy White planning to play this season

    Today's Pigskin "With training camps about to start, it appears veteran wide receiver Roddy White is planning to continue his career. It is believed that the former Atlanta star – he is the franchise’s all-time leading receiver — is talking to, at least, three teams. Barring an unexpected change, White is..." July 26

  • Falcons Release WR Devin Hester

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Atlanta Falcons have announced they have released wide receiver Devin Hester after two seasons with the team. The Falcons' roster now sits at 87 men. The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they have released wide receiver Devin Hester. The three-time All-Pro was originally drafted by..." July 26

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Falcons release James Stone with injury settlement

    The Falcoholic "Well, you can wonder twice as much, because now the Falcons have opened up another roster spot. Center James Stone was thought to be in the mix for either the center or guard spot coming into the 2015 season. Well, neither of those really happened. He showed up out of shape to camp and couldn't..." July 19

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Tevin Coleman’s role to grow, Devonta Freeman’s role to shrink in 2016?

    The Falcoholic "The Falcons have indicated throughout the offseason that they intend to give Tevin Coleman a larger role, but this is the first time they’ve said it in such straightforward fashion, and it’s the running backs coach saying it. The Falcons, remember, had Tevin Coleman installed as the starter a..." July 12

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Cowboys in talks to sign Justin Durant

    The Score "The 30-year-old spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons, but missed three games due to various injuries. When healthy, however, Durant was a consistently solid performer for Atlanta. He should provide stability for a Cowboys defense that's been hit hard by suspensions this offseason, with..." July 11

  • Falcons want Devonta Freeman to carry it less often this year

    Pro Football Talk "Few players did more for the Falcons last year than Devonta Freeman. But they’re hoping to make him do less this year. Falcons running backs coach Bobby Turner told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the goal was to keep Freeman fresher, and give Tevin Coleman more of..." July 11

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Falcons offseason report: Retooled team hopes to take flight in 2016

    USA Today "A strong start in 2015 made the second half of the season that much more painful to watch for Atlanta Falcons fans. After winning the first five games, the team lost eight of the last 11, including a six-game losing streak in November and December. There were definite bright spots with Devonta..." July 11