Falcons Rumors & News

  • Matt Ryan backs Falcons, coach

    ESPN.com "Quarterback Matt Ryan woke up Tuesday morning with one thing on his mind: His Atlanta Falcons remain in first place in the NFC South, even after a gut-wrenching loss to the Cleveland Browns. "As ugly as it's been, we're still in the driver's seat," Ryan said Tuesday during his weekly radio show..." November 26

  • Positioned to win, Falcons fail to finish in 26-24 loss to Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Falcons had the Browns right where they wanted them Sunday, or so they thought. In a sometimes sloppy affair on both sides, Atlanta had everything going for it in the game's 60th minute. Momentum. The lead. Home crowd. Time. And distance. "We had it. We had 44 seconds to stop them and we..." November 24

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Smith said no doubt Julio Will play Sunday

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    Atlanta_Falcons @Atlanta_Falcons

    The Falcons have signed veteran LB James Anderson. #RiseUp

  • Falcons lose Antone Smith for season with broken leg

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons will have to continue their quest for an NFC South title without one of their most explosive playmakers. Running back Antone Smith suffered a broken leg yesterday at Carolina and is done for the season, the team announced today. Smith is in his fifth year with the Falcons but was..." November 17

  • Falcons hold on for dramatic 19-17 win over Panthers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kicker Matt Bryant was the star for the Falcons as he made field goals of 34,42, 29 and 44 yards and quarterback Matt Ryan added a 2-yard touchdown pass to Roddy White, who went over 10,000 yards receiver over his career. The Falcons were not safe until Carolina’s Graham Gano pushed a 46-yard..." November 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Falcons CB Robert Alford suffered a broken wrist in Sunday’s win over the #Panthers, source says. Brutal reality for promising player

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Falcons WRs Devin Hester (ankle) and Harry Douglas (foot) are both expected to play vs #Panthers, per source. One game out of 1st (really)

  • Hester, Douglas Questionable Against Panthers

    The Falcoholic "The Falcons listed three players as questionable ahead of Sunday's Week 11 tilt vs. Carolina. The Falcons delivered their final injury report for the Panthers game, and there are a handful of familiar names who will be listed as having a 50% or worse chance of playing for the game ahead. The..." November 15

  • Atlanta ends five-game skid with 27-17 win over Tampa Bay

    The Falcoholic "The Atlanta Falcons hadn't won a game on the road since defeating the Buffalo Bills back in Week 13 of last season. They also hadn't won a game since Week 3 against the same team they defeated today - the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the game wasn't nearly as lopsided as 56-14 thumping in the..." November 10

  • Roddy White: ‘I don’t think we lack leadership’

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons wide receiver Roddy White said Thursday that he believes the Falcons can turn their season around after a 2-6 start that has them riding a five-game losing streak into this weekend’s matchup with the Buccaneers. White identified many of the problem areas with the offense that others..." November 07

  • Falcons rookie may or may not have tried to score weed on Instagram

    CBSSports.com "If you're an NFL player looking for weed, Instagram probably isn't the best place to go. Ra'Shede Hageman learned that important lesson last week when he asked one of his followers on Instagram if she had weed because his 'teammates were looking for some.' One of the main problems that comes..." November 07

  • Falcons rookie may or may not have tried to score weed on Instagram

    CBSSports.com "If you're an NFL player looking for weed, Instagram probably isn't the best place to go. Ra'Shede Hageman learned that important lesson last week when he asked one of his followers on Instagram if she had weed because his 'teammates were looking for some.' One of the main problems that comes..." November 07

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • William Moore could return to face Cleveland, Nov. 23

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons’ defense could receive a boost with the return of safety William Moore, who has missed five weeks with a shoulder injury. He suffered the injury against Minnesota in the fourth game of the season." November 03

  • With Falcons reeling, Arthur Blank expected to go after A-list coach

    CBSSports.com "Falcons owner Arthur Blank has become increasingly frustrated with his team's descent into the bottom rung of the NFL and is irate about his 2014 product, according to a source close to him. Coach Mike Smith is not expected to be back next season, according to the source, with his job security..." November 02

  • Falcons coach Mike Smith’s not thinking about job security

    ESPN.com "Although his team is 2-6 and a long shot to make the playoffs, Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is not worried about his job security as this juncture. Smith addressed the media Monday, a day after the Falcons blew a 21-point lead and lost to the Detroit Lions 22-21 in London. Smith was..." October 28

  • Could Mike Smith’s Days be Numbered in Atlanta?

    Sportsnaut "Blowing a 21-point lead in the NFL isn’t necessarily a way to endear yourself to your boss. And doing so while in the midst of a four-game losing streak won’t bode well for your job security. This is the situation that Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is in following a horrendous..." October 27

  • Falcons owner Blank not happy with Falcons’ collapse in London

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Since going to the NFC Championship game after the 2012 campaign, the Falcons are 6-18 and spiraling downward. Owner Arthur Blank is clearly stewing. The complete second-half collapse was full of blunders in all NINE phases of the game. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Mark..." October 27

  • Harry Douglas a game-time decision for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons had wide receiver Harry Douglas at practice for the second straight day on Friday, leading to more hope that the team will get him back in the lineup after four games on the sideline because of a foot injury. While it’s a good sign that Douglas’s return to practice on Thursday..." October 24

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

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    Jay Adams @FalconsJAdams

    The Falcons have placed Peter Konz on injured reserve and signed tackle Jonathan Scott.

  • Could Rex Ryan Be the Next Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons?

    Bleacher Report "Once thought of as an NFC contender, the Atlanta Falcons have experienced a free-fall, losing three straight and not improving their problems defensively or winning on the road. Should the Falcons listen to their fans clamoring to fire Mike Smith? Will Smith survive the season as head coach..." October 17

  • Decisions looming for Mike Smith, Falcons

    ESPN.com "Mike Smith has some decisions to make, some tough decisions. As he reflects on his team's three-game losing streak, the Atlanta Falcons' coach has to figure out a way to salvage the season and probably save his own job in the process. Things look rather bleak after Sunday's 27-13 loss to the..." October 13

  • Jay Cutler makes no mistakes, leads Bears to huge victory against Falcons

    Chicago Sun-Times "Let’s start with the things Jay Cutler didn’t do Sunday because they were as big as the big things he did. He didn’t throw an interception. He didn’t throw passes that looked risky, ill-advised or downright crazy. He didn’t fumble. That isn’t faint praise; that is heavy praise. His tendency to..." October 13

  • Falcons WR Douglas ruled out

    Covers.com "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out Friday for Week 6 against the Chicago Bears with a foot injury that has prevented him from playing since Sept. 18. Wide receiver Devin Hester was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury for Sunday's home game. Guard Justin Blalock..." October 10

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Devin Hester: Bears never offered me a contract

    CSN Chicago "During a conference call Wednesday with Chicago media, Devin Hester was asked about reasons for him leaving for Atlanta. Hester interrupted the question with a touch of added emotion in his voice: “Chicago didn’t offer me anything. They didn’t offer me no contract,” Hester declared. “They..." October 09

  • Is Steven Jackson holding the Falcons' offense back?

    SB Nation "have always been a fan of the "big" running backs in the NFL. As a former defensive player, one thing I can attest to is nobody likes to tackle those big guys for four quarters if they're getting up a full head of steam and running north and south. Teams pound that guy at a defense all game, and..." October 08

  • Giants win third straight, clip Falcons

    New York Daily News "This time, there was no cruise-control blowout win, no dominant defensive effort in front of the home fans. This time, it came down to a fourth quarter, and it came down to an injury-plagued rookie. Just when you thought that the Giants were finally going to return to earth on Sunday at MetLife..." October 06

  • Osi Umenyiora on boos from Giants fans: 'I appreciated it'

    Newark Star-Ledger "As Giants left tackle Will Beatty had the carpet pulled out from under his feet and fell straight to the turf, the door opened wide for Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora. He raced around the edge untouched and sacked his friend and "brother" Eli Manning. It was the former Giants defensive..." October 06

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @DOrlandoAJC

    #Falcons coach Mike Smith just said Justin Blalock and Harry Douglas are OUT for Sunday's game against the New York #Giants.

  • Roddy White: I will score this weekend

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White has a little added motivation going into Sunday's game against the New York Giants. White would be the first to say he was less than pleased with his performance in last week's 41-28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. White had four catches for 73 yards and a..." October 03

  • Ryan is confident in revamped offensive line

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is confident that the team’s revamped offensive line can provide adequate protection. With center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes out for the season and left guard Justin Blalock battling a back injury, the Falcons will have a revamped line against the New..." October 03

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @DOrlandoAJC

    #Falcons WR Roddy White practiced on Wednesday for the first time this season to work on his timing with Matt Ryan. pic.twitter.com/9c3XtJ7vDb

  • Hawley, Holmes out for season, Moore out at least seven games

    Fox Sports South "After an injury-plagued, four-win season a year ago, the Atlanta Falcons had hoped to avoid mass injuries among the starters in 2014. Four weeks into the season, those hopes have been shattered. The team announced on Tuesday that center Joe Hawley and offensive tackle Lamar Holmes have been..." September 30

  • Vikings Take Down Falcons, 41-28

    Daily Norseman "No Adrian Peterson? No Kyle Rudolph? No Brandon Fusco? No problem. The Minnesota Vikings managed to come out of their Week 4 contest against the Atlanta Falcons with a much-needed victory, and they did it with one of the more explosive offensive displays that we've seen in recent..." September 29

  • Falcons WR Douglas questionable

    Covers.com "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas was listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Minnesota against the Vikings. Douglas suffered a foot injury against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Thursday night in Week 3. He has 12 receptions for 121 yards and a score in three games this season." September 26

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    Mike Conti @MikeConti929

    #Falcons Mike Smith tells @MorningShow929 that Roddy White will "absolutely" start vs Minnesota Sunday.

  • Falcons WR Roddy White says he's 'ready to roll' for Week 4 vs. Vikings

    CBSSports.com "The Falcons didn't have Roddy White last week in their win over Tampa Bay -- not that they needed him -- but the wide receiver should be back this week for Sunday's game in Minnesota. White was asked on Thursday if he plans on playing against the Vikings, and he said he's "ready to roll." "I..." September 25

  • Devin Hester earns his 14th special teams player of the week award

    Pro Football Talk "The best kick returner in NFL history has been recognized again. Atlanta’s Devin Hester has been named the NFC special teams player of the week after a Week Three win over the Bucs in which he broke the NFL record for return touchdowns. Hester’s punt return touchdown was the 20th return..." September 24

  • Falcons Sign T Reid Fragel To Practice Squad, Waive Terren Jones

    The Falcoholic "The Falcons have traded one practice squad tackle for another today The 23-year-old Fragel is in his second season in the NFL and has bounced around between the Browns, Colts and now Falcons since being drafted in the seventh round by the Bengals in 2013. At 6'8", 308 pounds, the converted..." September 23

  • Hageman getting ready for homecoming

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons coach Mike Smith has some advice to rookie defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman, who played his high school and college football in Minneapolis and will be returning home to play the Vikings on Sunday. “I’m sure that he’s going to have a lot of ticket requests,” Smith said. “The first..." September 23

  • Tests on Douglas’ foot came back negative

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas, who left the game with a foot injury in the second quarter, had tests done on his foot on Friday. “They were all negative,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “We’ve got a couple of days to get some treatment and we’ll have an injury report on..." September 20

  • Bears happy to see Devin Hester break record

    Chicago Tribune "Devin Hester's record-breaking performance Thursday night in Atlanta caught the attention of many of his former teammates, who were thrilled to see Hester set the NFL career record for return touchdowns with his 20th score. Hester's 62-yard punt return in the first half of the Falcons' 56-14..." September 20

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: Falcons have signed P Matt Bosher to a 5-yr extension through 2019, including $5.95M guaranteed & $2.5M signing bonus.

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    No doubt Roddy White (hamstring) is going to play Thursday night, barring some dramatic occurrence between now and game time.

  • Roddy White held out of practice with hamstring injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Roddy White suffered a hamstring injury and did not practice on Monday. Wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and left tackle Jake Matthews (ankle) were listed on the injury report but were limited in practice." September 16

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL?

    ThePostGame.com "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Bengals shake off injuries, down Falcons for 2-0 start

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The injuries continue to mount in this young season for the Bengals, but they overcame that on Sunday to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2006. The Bengals shook off a frustrating first half of missed scoring opportunities, an early game-ending toe injury to wide receiver A.J. Green and..." September 15

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