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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Falcons have signed tight end Tony Moeaki. #RiseUp
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons have signed tight end Jacob Tamme today. Tamme had 86 receptions and 14 special teams tackles in three previous seasons with the Denver Broncos. In 2012, Tamme had 52 receptions for 555 yards. His role with the Broncos was reduced over the past two seasons. Tamme, 6-foot-4,..." March 19
Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals added linebacker Sean Weatherspoon as a free agent on a one-year deal worth just under $4 million, which is a lot less that Weatherspoon looked like he was on track to getting heading into the 2013 season. Weatherspoon missed nine games that season with foot and knee injuries,..." March 18
CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18
NFL.com "The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann. Biermann, 6-3, 255 pounds, was selected by the Falcons in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. In seven seasons in Atlanta, he has posted 273 tackles (202 solo) with 21 sacks, one fumble..." March 18
SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17
Pro Football Talk "Maybe there’s a reason Greg Hardy’s taking a trip to Seattle. Apparently, one of their pass-rushers wants out, which would create an opening. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Seahawks defensive end Bennett is seeking a trade to the Falcons, and wants a new..." March 17
Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17
Free agent tight end Rob Housler left Atlanta last night without signing a contract with the Falcons
Free agent tight end Rob Housler left Atlanta last night without signing a contract with the Falcons
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After the latest round of deals, the Falcons are $29.15 million under the salary cap, according to NFLPA documents. The Falcons have 58 players under contract, with a $2,845,290 previous year carryover, cap number $117,096,533, and cap room of $29,152,282, according to NFLPA documents. The..." March 12
The Falcons have agreed to terms with DE Adrian Clayborn and CB Phillip Adams. #RiseUp
Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Falcons are taking a modest, low-key approach to the initial hours of NFL free agency on Tuesday, reportedly agreeing to terms with linebackers Brooks Reed and Justin Durant. An eight-year pro from Hampton Institute, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Durant (age 29) has spent time with the..." March 10
Fox Sports Tennessee "Former Falcons wide receiver took to the local Atlanta airwaves on Tuesday and teased listeners with the information that he knew which team he would sign a contract with, but failed to let anyone in on the information. As is typically the case with private information during free agency in the..." March 10
The Vikings have inquired about Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed. However, there has been a report he might go to Atlanta.
The Score "The NFL isn't happy that so many details of the contracts slated to be signed when free agency officially begins Tuesday are being leaked ahead of time. The league sent a letter to all 32 teams stating its displeasure with the release of contract terms, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin. " March 09
The Falcoholic "The veteran linebacker may be on his way to Atlanta. Last week, Mike Florio of NBC Sports reported that the Falcons were interested in Brian Orakpo. It appears his information was correct. With free agency slated to (officially) begin Tuesday afternoon, Atlanta has emerged as the front..." March 09
This is a surprise: #Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon will hit the open market and is unlikely to be back in Atlanta. Was a priority.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons don’t plan to show defensive tackle Corey Peters the money. The former third-round pick in the 2011 draft from out of Kentucky is prepared to hit the open market. Peters arguably out-performed both the Falcons free agent pickups last season in nose tackle Paul Soliai (five-years,..." March 06
The Falcons have signed safety Charles Godfrey to a contract extension today
ESPN.com "Something has gotten into Devonta Freeman. The Atlanta Falcons running back had a pep in his step from the moment he arrived as a fourth-round draft pick out of Florida State last season. Yet Freeman’s intensity appears to have elevated to another level as he prepares for the 2015 campaign...." March 05
Former Falcons WR Harry Douglas visiting Titans and his former coach Mike Mularkey today. Logical fit.
1-year, $585,000 contract for Stupar. Minimum salary deal.
Pro Football Talk "Washington, despite having a new G.M., would like to extend its relationship with pass-rusher Brian Orakpo. Unlike last year, however, Scot McCloughan will have competition when it comes to keeping Orakpo around. Per a league source, at least four teams are interested in Orakpo. For now, the..." March 02
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
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
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
Falcons released RB Steven Jackson, per source.
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
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
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
No talks between the Falcons and safety Dwight Lowery yet.
Falcons definitely will have an interest in LB David Harris if he reaches free agency, I'm told. So will the Chicago Bears.
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
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
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
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
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
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