National Football Post "The Atlanta Falcons have an extremely high degree of interest in Kansas City Chiefs free agent offensive guard Jon Asamoah, according to league sources. Signing Asamoah could be an expensive propostion, though. Asamoah, 25, could provide an upgrade as a pass blocker for a Falcons offensive..." March 09
Fansided "The Denver Broncos (somewhat shockingly) released Champ Bailey earlier this week leading to speculation that the secondary needy Atlanta Falcons would show interest. It’s a sentiment shared by ESPN’s Vaughn McClure who believes there is a ‘strong possibility’ the Falcons may inquire about the..." March 09
Fansided "Of the defensive backs on the 2014 NFL Free Agent market, one of the more coveted at this point is probably five-year veteran Mike Mitchell of the Carolina Panthers. As the Charlotte Observer points out, there are already a slew of teams that are ready to see if they can bring him in to beef up..." March 08
Falcons are asking DE Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut, source tells @FOXSports1. Slated to make $3.5m in '14. We'll see how this resolves.
NFL.com "The Atlanta Falcons are bringing back a key member of their defensive line rotation. The team announced that defensive tackle Corey Peters signed a one-year contract Tuesday. A solid run defender, Peters is coming off his best season since being drafted in the third round out of Kentucky in..." March 04
Falcons RB Jason Snelling has decided to retire after seven seasons, the team announces today.
NFL.com "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03
ESPN.com "Surely the Atlanta Falcons will keep a close eye on the news out of both Washington and Buffalo on Monday as NFL teams face the deadline to place the franchise tag on players. If the Redskins decide not to franchise Brian Orakpo at a cost of $11.455 million for 2014, expect the Falcons to at..." March 03
ESPN.com "The Atlanta Falcons may well land a veteran safety. It’s just no telling which one it might be. With the release of former Pro Bowl free safety Thomas DeCoud imminent, the Falcons have to proceed with a Plan B if Plan A doesn’t work out. Of course the Falcons would be interested in landing..." March 01
NFL.com "The salary cap is set to make a big jump in 2014. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday the cap is expected to be set at $133 million, according to union and team sources. The official number could come as soon as Friday, according to Breer. The $133 million salary cap figure would be..." February 28
Pro Football Talk "This may be the last season in which only 12 teams make the playoffs. Starting with the 2015 season, the NFL is likely to expand to seven playoff teams in each conference. Sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post that the plan could be approved by the owners as soon as next month. “I..." February 27
The Falcoholic "The Falcons will cut ties with the man who started virtually every game at free safety for the last five years, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. The writing has been on the wall for Thomas DeCoud since the 2013 season ended. The veteran free safety had easily the worst year of his career, and..." February 25
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "When the Falcons return from the NFL scouting combine, they will turn their attention to free agency. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said there has been a lot of internal discussions about the team’s free agents, but none have been offered contract extensions. The Falcons’ list of..." February 25
ESPN.com "As he strolled down the hallway moments after addressing a large contingent of NFL combine reporters, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney paused for a moment as he pondered an inquiry about the Atlanta Falcons. "I wish they could trade up for me," Clowney told ESPN.com, "but I hope I..." February 23
NFL.com "The Atlanta Falcons already started getting rid of some veteran players like cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas. It looks like Osi Umenyiora is safe. Asked about Umenyiora's future at the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday, Mike Smith lauded Umenyiora's leadership and..." February 20
Smith said Julio Jones was having a ``monster year'' prior to the injury. Both Jones and Roddy (ankle) were working hard at facility Monday.
ESPN.com "The NFL is projected to raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about 5 percent from $123 million last year, league sources said Thursday. The $130 million figure is even higher than teams are expecting or had been preparing for and will be welcome news for teams, especially ones like..." February 20
NFL.com "Breathe easy, PAT purists. The extra point appears safe ... for now. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the league's competition committee remains "very early" in any discussions about potentially eliminating extra points, which was a..." February 19
Falcons have informed Garrett Reynolds of his release
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was arrested in Gwinnett County early Tuesday on a failure to appear warrant, jail records show. White, whose full name is Sharod Lamar White, was arrested by Gwinnett County police and booked into the Gwinnett County Jail just before 4:30 a.m. He was..." February 18
Fansided "The Detroit Lions cut safety Louis Delmas loose this past week and already there are a slew of teams that may end up showing an interest in the veteran when free agency begins. The Buffalo Bills have been mentioned as being possibly interested but now that Atlanta Falcons have joined the..." February 15
Sports Business Daily "The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $44.2M in the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013, the league told SportsBusiness Journal earlier Friday. That figures include $9.1M of deferred pension and bonus earned the previous year. The league expects to file its tax return, which will include..." February 15
Hearing the Falcons giving strong consideration to former NFL GM Billy Devaney for a front office role there. Already added Scott Pioli...
Pro Football Talk "It’s been more than a decade since ESPN pulled the plug on Playmakers, at the behest of former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Another network that doesn’t televise NFL games is going to give it another try. According to Deadline.com, HBO has picked up the series Ballers, which explores the..." February 14
ESPN.com "Toward the end of this past season, Tony Gonzalez said there was no chance he would be talked into playing one more year. His tune recently changed, however, when his comments in an ESPN The Magazine feature written by Seth Wickersham during the season surfaced. The tight end seemed to leave..." February 12
ESPN.com "There is no doubt where veteran defensive end Osi Umenyiora wants to be next season. He owns a home in the Atlanta area. He feels an allegiance to his Falcons teammates. He has tremendous respect for general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith. "I would love to stay, and I..." February 11
ESPN.com "Packers safety Morgan Burnett said he did not trash-talk or insult Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez when the teams met at Lambeau Field on Dec. 8. In a story that appeared in the latest edition of ESPN The Magazine, the future Hall of Famer said part of the reason he decided to retire..." February 08
ESPN.com "The variety of topics revealed in Seth Wickersham's ESPN The Magazine piece on Tony Gonzalez, including the Hall of Fame-bound tight end's thoughts on Matt Ryan's quarterback status and Gonzalez's apparent desire to be traded to a contender during this past season, created plenty conversation for..." February 08
Baltimore Sun "Former Ravens tight ends coach Wade Harman has joined the Atlanta Falcons' coaching staff, Harman confirmed to The Baltimore Sun. Harman is the Falcons' new assistant offensive line coach after being replaced by former Houston Texans assistant Brian Pariani as the Ravens' new tight ends..." February 07
Pro Football Talk "A couple of years back, the question of whether or not Eli Manning was an elite quarterback became an offseason discussion topic. The question of whether or not that modifier applies to another quarterback has been raised by the quarterback’s recently retired tight end. ESPN the Magazine has an..." February 07
NFL.com "The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have released linebacker Stephen Nicholas and cornerback Asante Samuel. Nicholas, 6-3, 236 pounds, played in 101 games with 51 starts in seven seasons with the Falcons. He logged 397 total tackles (284 solo) with 10 sacks, two interceptions, five..." February 05
Pro Football Talk "Thursday Night Football will air on CBS for eight weeks early in the 2014 regular season, the NFL announced today. The NFL had been searching for a broadcast partner to simulcast its NFL Network Thursday night games, and even though a simulcast with NFL Network is a less valuable property than..." February 05
NFL Trade Rumors "Falcons WR Roddy White mentioned during an appearance on 680 The Fan’s The Front Row that he and the team were in the process of working on a contract extension that would allow him to finish his career in Atlanta. “We’re working to try to get something done,” White said, via..." February 04
Atlanta Falcons Blog "When the 2013 season ended, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he hoped to have the contract of Roddy White extended and added that the four-time Pro Bowler has “made it very clear that he wants to be back here for the duration of his career.” Late last week, White, who appeared on 680..." February 03
Fansided "The Atlanta Falcons will need to rework their offensive line in the offseason and they will have plenty of big holes to fill. On top of searching for capable offensive tackles, the Falcons are expected to release guard Garrett Reynolds which will hurt their depth even more. Reynolds started ten..." February 01
ESPN.com "The Atlanta Falcons need offensive line help anywhere they can get it, and securing a veteran offensive guard appears to be a priority. Last year’s struggles at right guard were well documented as both Garrett Reynolds and Peter Konz failed to play up to standard. Konz lost his position at..." February 01
Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sounds like a man who wants to see more teams in the playoffs. “We currently have 12 teams qualify for the playoffs, as you know. We are looking at the idea of expanding that by two teams to 14,” Goodell said at his State of the League press conference. “There’s a..." January 31
CBSSports.com "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was asked Friday during his Super Bowl press conference if the league, in light of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington, would be willing to change its stance on marijuana usage and abide by state laws. "This has been something that has been asked..." January 31
NFL.com "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was vocal in his displeasure with last year's Pro Bowl, disparaging the level of play and openly broaching the possibility the game could be eliminated. Goodell has a much different opinion Monday, one day after Team Rice edged Team Sanders in a revamped version..." January 27
CBSSports.com "Despite consistent success in their tenure with the Falcons, people want to put Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff on the hot seat. Those people can simmer down now, as the Falcons announced one-year extensions for the pair on Monday. Additionally, Atlanta gave president and CEO Rich McKay a..." January 27
NFL.com "The NFL wanted to manufacture excitement with the new Pro Bowl Draft format and rule changes. They got it. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21 on a rain-soaked field Sunday at Aloha Stadium. Defense ruled the day, which is not something weâve seen out of recent Pro Bowls. But while the..." January 27
CBSSports.com "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that if medical experts were ever able to show that medical marijuana could help treat concussions, he would consider allowing players to use it. Goodell's remarks were similar to his recent comments on the matter. "I'm not a medical expert," the..." January 24
Big news this morning. The Falcons have hired former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli as the new assistant general manager. #RiseUp
Sporting News "The average family of John, Jane, Sue and Joseph decides to go to the Super Bowl. Already their bank account has taken a hit for at least $2,000. And that's if they're one of the 1,000 lucky ones who can get a $500 ticket. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't seem fazed by the prices when..." January 21
Pro Football Talk "Patriots coach Bill Belichick lobbied the league Monday to discipline Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker for hitting and injuring Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib during a play in the AFC Championship Game. If the league decides to punish Welker, it wouldn’t be the first time that one of the..." January 21
Mike Smith said Julio Jones is still on schedule to return in spring.
Falcons have expressed an interest in bringing free agent OL Mike Johnson back but at the right price. Johnson coming off major injury.
ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers was supposed to count $692,750 against the 2014 salary cap. Now, his cap number has grown to $1,436,750. Rodgers Rodgers was one of a handful of players from the 2011 draft class who were awarded with the Proven Performance Escalator, according to..." January 19
Pro Football Talk "Commissioner Roger Goodell’s appearance on CNBC touched on various topics. One topic in particular is one that the NFL typically tries to tap dance around. The unprecedented growth of pro football over the last 20 years has resulted in large part from the ascension of fantasy football. With..." January 17