Falcons Rumors & News

  • Falcons may trade back to draft Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

    Fansided "The Atlanta Falcons are picking sixth in the NFL Draft this May but there’s an expectation that they’re going to be moving around and won’t make their final selection at that slot. While Atlanta is rumored to be looking at trading up to possibly draft Jadeveon Clowney or even Sammy Watkins,..." April 18

  • Falcons waive reserves Lee, Nissley

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons waived cornerback Saeed Lee and tight end Adam Nissley, two players who never made it to the active roster because of injury, on Tuesday. Lee, who played at Alabama State, was signed by the Falcons on May 13, 2013 after participating in the team’s rookie minicamp following the 2013..." April 16

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16

    NFL.com "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

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    Ross Jones @RossJonesFOX

    Former Redskins CB Josh Wilson has agreed to terms with Falcons, per source.

  • Falcons' Peters pulling for beloved Wildcats

    ESPN.com "Corey Peters is proud to be a Wildcat. The Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle and former three-year starter at the University of Kentucky carries plenty of school pride into this weekend’s Final Four. Kentucky is one of the last teams standing along with Saturday’s opponent, Wisconsin, Florida..." April 05

  • Saints restricted free agent safety Rafael Bush signs offer sheet with Atlanta

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In a bit of a surprise twist, New Orleans Saints restricted free agent safety Rafael Bush signed an offer sheet with the Atlanta Falcons, according to the NFL transactions wire. The Saints will have until April 8 to match the offer or lose Bush to Atlanta. The Saints issued Bush a one-year,..." April 03

  • Falcons have no interest in Chris Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "he possibility of Chris Johnson landing in Atlanta disappeared almost as quickly as it emerged. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Falcons have no interest in the current (for now) Titans tailback. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean recently suggested the Falcons as a potential..." March 30

  • Falcons held private workout with De’Anthony Thomas

    Fansided "The Atlanta Falcons may look to grab themselves some more weapons on the offensive side of the ball in the NFL Draft coming up this May, and this past Saturday the team took a longer look into that possibility by having a private workout session with Oregon’s all-everything man, De’Anthony Thomas,..." March 30

  • Could Falcons be in play for Chris Johnson?

    Pro Football Talk "With the Titans and Chris Johnson on a possible collision course for April 7, it’s widely believed that the Titans will cut Johnson before he shows up for offseason workouts, barring an unlikely trade. And if/when it happens, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean has a theory as to where Johnson may end..." March 30

  • Falcons re-sign CB Robert McClain

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons have retained their lone restricted free agent. Cornerback Robert McClain re-signed with the club on Friday, the NFL disclosed in its transactions. The 25-year-old McClain played all 16 games (six starts) for the Falcons in 2013, defending five passes and recording 66 tackles. He..." March 29

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Falcons signed restricted free agent Robert McClain

  • Falcons frontrunners to acquire Chris Johnson

    Fansided "The Atlanta Falcons are in need of a inning back and it has been reported that they’ll be looking at the draft to find one. But according to Tennessee Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt, the most likely landing spot for embattled running back Chris Johnson is with the Falcons, meaning they could wind up..." March 28

  • Roddy White makes good on Twitter debt with fan

    NFL.com "Roddy White is paying up. We came down hard on the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver last week after he reneged on a playful NCAA Tournament bet with a fan on Twitter. White initially promised Dylan Hoyt a Falcons season ticket if 14th-seeded Mercer knocked off Duke. But after the Bears stunned..." March 28

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • Julio Jones is running, ahead of schedule

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons coach Mike Smith said wide receiver Julio Jones is running and is ahead of schedule at the owner’s meeting in Orlando today, the team said. “He’s doing a great job with (trainers) Marty (Lauzon) and AJ (Neibel),” Falcons coach Mike Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution by phone on..." March 26

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    Brian McIntyre @brian_mcintyre

    The Jaguars were awarded FB Bradie Ewing off waivers from the Falcons. 2012 5th rd pick out of Wisconsin, limited by injuries thus far

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

  • Falcons waive fullback Bradie Ewing

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons have parted ways with one of their draft picks of 2012. The club said Friday night it had waived fullback Bradie Ewing, a fifth-round selection two years ago. The 24-year-old Ewing was limited to two games in 2013 because of a shoulder injury, and he missed his entire rookie..." March 23

  • Falcons to work out OLB Anthony Barr

    ESPN.com "Despite all the clever moves made in free agency, the Atlanta Falcons are still in need of a pass-rusher. Specifically, their move to a 3-4-based defensive scheme means the desire for outside linebackers capable of getting to the quarterback. Draft prospect Anthony Barr appears to be one of..." March 23

  • Corey Peters on track to return, give Falcons a deep line

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive tackle Corey Peters was one of the few good things about the Falcons defensive line last year, though his year ended with a December Achilles injury. Now after they brought him back on a one-year prove-it deal, he wants to make it back in time for the start of the regular season in..." March 23

  • Umenyiora will return in 2014, no restructured deal

    Atlanta Falcons Blog "Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora no longer has to endure uncertainty for next season. Umenyiora will return and no restructure of his contract is planned, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Also, defensive end Kroy Biermann will be back and there is no restructure planned for his..." March 22

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Falcon safety Thomas DeCoud visiting Lions today.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Bears return specialist Devin Hester agreed to terms on a 3-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, per ESPN source.

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston

    CBSSports.com "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the CBSSports.com free agent list, and he was..." March 19

  • Falcons re-sign defensive lineman Peria Jerry

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Defensive tackle/end Peria Jerry, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2009, has re-signed with the team, according to the Falcons. At the outset of free agency, the Falcons appeared set to part ways with Jerry. His career arc was stunted by a gruesome knee injury in his second NFL..." March 19

  • Falcons Reportedly Sign CB/KR Javier Arenas

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons agreed to a one-year deal with returner/nickel back Javier Arenas on Tuesday, his Atlanta-based agent Hadley Engelhard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The team announced the deal later. Arenas, a former star at Alabama, was drafted in the second-round (50th overall) by the..." March 18

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Devin Hester is visiting the Falcons today, per source,

  • Falcons will get a pass-rusher, eventually

    ESPN.com "It seemed rather ironic how UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr was supposed to be in Atlanta on Friday, with the hometown team in need of a pass-rusher. No, he wasn't scheduled to visit the Falcons ... at least not yet. Barr was supposed to fulfill a media obligation with Fox, but flight..." March 16

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Return ace Trindon Holliday is visiting the Falcons today

  • Falcons are about $9.6 million under the salary cap

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons now have 57 players under contract, but counting the top 51, per league rules, they have used up $123.9 million of their adjustment cap of $135.7 million. The only contract not in the NFLPA documents is Joe Hawley’s two-year, $6.5 million contract. His cap number is $2 million for..." March 14

  • Falcons Ink NT Paul Soliai, Per Adam Schefter

    The Falcoholic "The Falcons land a true-blue, 340-pound nose tackle. The Atlanta Falcons continue to pursue linemen on both sides of the ball as the 2014 NFL free agency period gets into full swing. The latest addition: former Miami Dolphins nose tackle Paul Soliai, who officially signed a multi-year deal..." March 11

  • Report: Falcons To Cut Safety Thomas DeCoud

    The Falcoholic "The longtime Falcons safety is out the door. The Falcons will be looking for a new free safety this offseason. So a matter of minutes. The DeCoud cut frees up $3 million in cap space, with $1.8 million in dead money left on the 2014 team salary cap. This was perhaps the most inevitable..." March 11

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Chiefs first-round pick, DE Tyson Jackson, is expected to visit the Falcons tonight, per sources.

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Falcons agreed to terms with C Joe Hawley on a two-year deal.

  • Falcons, Jonathan Babineaux closing in on three-year deal

    National Football Post "The Falcons and veteran defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux are extremely close to hammering out a three-year contract for him to remain in Atlanta, according to league sources. Sources say it's looking promising that Babineaux will remain with the NFC South franchise. Babineaux, 32, has..." March 11

  • Falcons release Tony Gonzalez, save major cap space

    The Falcoholic "In a headline you would never expect to read, the Falcons have officially parted ways with the NFL's greatest tight end. A future Hall of Fame member was cut from the ranks today. The Atlanta Falcons officially released tight end Tony Gonzalez Tuesday afternoon, according to Jay Adams. The..." March 11

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Jonathan Babineaux deal with Falcons: three years, $9 million total, including $4 million guaranteed this year, according to sources

  • Jon Asamoah will land with Falcons

    Pro Football Talk "Offensive line is a major need for the Falcons this offseason and they’ve reportedly landed a player that they hope can provide better blocking at guard than they got last season. Former NFL scout and current 95.7 The Game in San Francisco radio host John Middlekauff reports that the Falcons..." March 11

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Falcons announce one year deal to keep OL Mike Johnson

  • Strong possibility Falcons inquire about Champ Bailey

    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 10

  • Falcons extremely interested in Jon Asamoah

    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

  • Mike Mitchell drawing interest from Eagles, Broncos, Bears and Falcons

    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

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    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.

  • Corey Peters, Falcons strike one-year contract

    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

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    Jay Adams @FalconsJAdams

    Falcons RB Jason Snelling has decided to retire after seven seasons, the team announces today.

  • NFL might experiment with making extra-point attempts longer

    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

  • Falcons sure to monitor Orakpo's status

    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

  • Falcons playing it safe at safety

    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