Falcons Rumors & News

  • Falcons stadium roof will remain closed, indefinitely

    Pro Football Talk "Last month, the roof at the new Falcons stadium successfully closed. Next month, it may stay that way for a while. Via Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AMB Group CEO Steve Cannon said Tuesday that the roof will be closed when the stadium opens next month, and that it will remain..." July 26

  • No Falcons on PUP list, but Julio Jones and others will be limited

    Pro Football Talk "With training camps opening around the league this week, teams have been placing players who aren’t ready to practice on the physically unable to perform list. The Falcons aren’t one of the teams making those moves. Coach Dan Quinn said at a Wednesday press conference that the team will not be..." July 26

  • Julio Jones hired a diving crew to search for $100K earring he lost while jet skiing

    CBS Sports "The good thing about being a rich professional football player is you can afford $100,000 diamond earrings. The bad news is that if you wear them out jet skiing you can lose them in the water. But, as Julio Jones realized recently, there's a bonus to that too: you can always just pay some divers..." July 26

  • Dontari Poe makes weight, will get another $125,000

    Pro Football Talk "Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and their ilk may not work work everybody when it comes to losing weight, but we’re willing to bet that the Dontari Poe plan would find some success on the open market. Finding someone to finance the venture would likely be a problem, however. Poe had the second..." July 26

  • Devonta Freeman, Matt Ryan contract talks on hold

    NFL.com "The Atlanta Falcons appear to be in a holding pattern on new contracts for two of their top offensive players, Devonta Freeman and Matt Ryan. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on Wednesday that Freeman's agent left town after meeting with Falcons brass the past couple of days. The team isn't..." July 26

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • Julio Jones set to return to action

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons two-time All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones, who’s recovering from offseason foot surgery, is set to return to the field during training camp. The Falcons report on Wednesday and the first practice is Thursday. Jones will likely be limited. “He’s healed up very, very well,” Falcons..." July 25

  • Falcons GM would love to get Devonta Freeman signed long term by start of camp

    CBS Sports "The biggest story out of Atlanta this offseason has been the future of Devonta Freeman. The team's starting running back is headed into the final year of his rookie contract, and he wants a new deal that pays him like one of the NFL's best running backs. General manager Thomas Dimitroff has been..." July 24

  • Matt Ryan amazed by new stadium’s giant video board

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "“Oh my god!” We expect many will have the same reaction as Matt Ryan did upon first seeing the giant video board above the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium. “I can’t get over how big this stadium is,” Ryan exclaims during a tour of the nearly completed facility." July 21

  • Matt Ryan: There was no time to change Shanahan's Super Bowl play calls

    CBS Sports "It's not like Matt Ryan pulled the curtains closed, kept the light at bay, or never left his bed, eating meals brought to him every four hours as he watched bad daytime game shows and simply obsessed about a ring that should have been his, yet somehow got away. No, it wasn't that bad, but..." July 20

  • Devonta Freeman contract situation lingers

    Pro Football Talk "All signs have been pointing to a long-term contract for Falcons running back Devonta Freeman. But with no deal happening, maybe it’s time to re-read the signs. Maybe Freeman, who is a year away from the open market or the franchise tag (which currently outpaces market value), has decided to..." July 20

  • Takkarist McKinley reportedly will miss start of camp

    NFL.com "The Atlanta Falcons open training camp next Wednesday, but their first-round pick could be on the shelf for the beginning sessions. Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report noted that Takkarist McKinley is scheduled to sit out the early days of training camp as the pass rusher continues to progress from..." July 20

  • Falcons' Matt Ryan patiently waiting to become NFL's highest-paid player

    Sporting News "In todays' NFL, seemingly every time a quarterback signs a contract they become the NFL's highest-paid player. Matt Ryan is simply waiting his turn. The Falcons starting quarterback for their 2016 Super Bowl team still has two years left on his current $103.75 million contract, but that will..." July 19

  • Matt Ryan expects he will ‘always’ have ‘scar’ from Super Bowl loss

    Larry Brown Sports "Quarterback Matt Ryan has to lead his team back from one of the most devastating defeats in sports history. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback said Tuesday that coming back from that Super Bowl LI loss — a game in which the Falcons blew a 28-3 third quarter lead — is harder than ever, but that his..." July 19

  • Falcons Place C Trevor Robinson On Reserve/Retired List

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Atlanta Falcons officially placed C Trevor Robinson on the reserve/retired list Monday. Robinson, 27, originally signed on with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2012. The Chargers later signed him off of the Bengals’ practice squad in October of 2014 after they..." July 17

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • The Falcons’ new concession prices are the least they do

    Yardbarker "Along with a confirmation that the new Atlanta Falcons stadium will in fact open before the start of the 2017 regular season, a tweet from ESPN’s Darren Rovell this week served to remind many fans of the new stadium’s most notable feature aside from a puckering roof: reasonably priced..." July 15

  • Calvin Johnson on favorite NFL WR: ‘Hard to pass’ on Julio Jones

    Sportsnaut "Calvin Johnson knows a thing or three about being the NFL’s best, so when he offers his opinion on the current state of affairs around the league we listen. Megatron was recently asked which receiver is currently his favorite, and he pointed to Atlanta Falcons star, Julio Jones. Johnson was in..." July 14

  • Arthur Blank: Falcons won’t be one-year wonders

    Pro Football Talk "After earning just their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is vowing that his team won’t just be a flash in the pan. Following a presentation at the Atlanta Sports Awards Thursday night where Blank was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the..." July 14

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Vic Beasley says he’ll be ‘back to back’ sack leader

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After recording a League-high of 15.5 sacks last season, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley said he’s planning to do it again. Beasley responded to a Tweet on Monday afternoon from the NFL which asked who the 2017 sack leader would be. Beasley suggested it would be him once again. " July 11

  • Devonta Freeman gives back on same Miami field that gave him his chance

    ESPN "The awestruck look on the face of the young boy told the story. As Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman offered instruction to a group at his free football/cheerleading camp, a boy decked in a sleeveless Freeman Foundation T-shirt gazed at Freeman with eyes bulging and mouth..." July 09

  • Von Miller takes aim at sack leader Vic Beasley

    NFL.com "Von Miller is widely regarded as the league's best pass rusher. In fact, his peers ranked him No. 2 behind the immortal Tom Brady on The Top 100 Players of 2017 countdown, making Miller the highest-ranked defensive player on the list. But heading into this season, Miller has his eyes set on..." July 09

  • Falcons kicker Matt Bryant has figured out a way to communicate with alligators

    CBS Sports "Matt Bryant is more than just the kicker for the Atlanta Falcons. He's more than just one of the game's best kickers. He's also an alligator whisperer. As NFL Films revealed on Thursday, Bryant has figured out a way to communicate with alligators. By making this weird noise with his mouth,..." July 08

  • Falcons rookie Takkarist Mckinley says he'll have more sacks than Myles Garrett this season

    Yardbarker "Could a friendly wager be in store for two of the top defensive rookies in the NFL this upcoming season? If we we’re to ask Atlanta Falcons first-round pick Takkarist Mckinley this might very well be in the cards. Mckinley responded to this NFL.com Instagram post that showed rookie No. 1..." July 08

  • Matt Ryan records best deep passer rating of Pro Football Focus era

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had the best deep passer rating among all NFL quarterbacks last season. On throws 20 or more yards downfield, the League’s reigning MVP earned a passer rating of 136.1— the highest deep passer rating of the Pro Football Focus era. Ryan ended the regular..." July 07

  • A.J. Green wants to follow Julio Jones’ lead

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was on pace to set a career high in receptions last year when a torn hamstring brought his season to an end. Green spent much of the offseason working with trainers in hopes of avoiding a repeat of the injury problem this year and he’d also like to avoid a..." July 02

  • Deion Jones hosting football camp Saturday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones will play host to his first youth football camp Saturday at Berhman Park. Jones and several other former LSU Tigers in the NFL will teach fundamentals and techniques from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Among the former Tigers participating are: Jones' Atlanta..." July 01

  • Falcons’ tackling system could help Floyd

    Atlanta Falcons Blog "The Falcons’ style of leverage-based tackling probably can helped Chicago linebacker Leonard Floyd avoid the two concussions that shortened his rookie season. Floyd suffered two concussions over a span of 34 days last season. It took him two months to recover from the second one. Both..." June 30

  • Julio Jones went to extreme measures to keep Pete Carroll from recruiting him to USC

    ALL 22 "Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is one of the best wideouts in the NFL, maybe the best. He was the best back in high school, before going to Alabama. According NBC’s Rob Buska, Jones’ high school coach once went to extreme measures to keep Pete Carroll — now coach of the Seattle Seahawks — away..." June 29

  • New Gatorade ad champions losing, showcases Matt Ryan

    Pro Football Talk "This isn’t based on an item from The Onion. But I checked several times to be completely sure. Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a new Gatorade commercial sells sugar water (with electrolytes) by championing losing, and by reveling in the motivation that comes from failure. “Make Defeat..." June 27

  • Falcons corner Robert Alford: It's about to be a big year

    NFL.com "The Falcons' embrace the suck strategy this offseason was brilliant because it anticipated the current media landscape so well. Every player was going to be asked about it, and every player needed to remain positive, humbled and resilient. Enter cornerback Robert Alford, who was all of the..." June 26

  • Arthur Blank expects Devonta Freeman extension soon

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons running back Devonta Freeman’s contract has been a storyline since Super Bowl week with Freeman making it clear he wants an extension as he moves into the final year of his rookie contract. Freeman said recently that he believes “something special is coming” and the guy who would..." June 26

  • Freeman says he would have been Super Bowl MVP if kept in game

    Bleacher Report "Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman believes he would have been named Super Bowl LI MVP, an award eventually won by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, if he'd been given more chances during Atlanta's 28-3 collapse. On Wednesday, JuliaKate E. Culpepper of the Atlanta..." June 22

  • Michael Vick’s father facing federal heroin distribution charges

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Michael Vick’s father has been charged with federal crimes relating to heroin distribution and money laundering, the Virginian-Pilot reported. Michael Dwayne Boddie, 55, of Hampton, Va., was among 12 people named in a federal indictment in Norfolk, Va. Seven of the 12 made initial..." June 22

  • Do the Falcons have a Devonta Freeman problem?

    Pro Football Talk "When we had the opportunity last month to have a 70-minute conversation with Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff (the video is embedded in this item), one of the areas of inquiry focused on the presence of players on the roster who may have a hard time getting over the devastating manner in which Super..." June 22

  • Julio Jones at center of lawsuit between super-agents Pat Dye Jr., Jimmy Sexton

    Alabama "Pat Dye Jr. is suing fellow sports super-agent Jimmy Sexton following the dissolution of their partnership in 2011, according to court documents obtained by AL.com. Among other things, Sexton is accused of stealing away key clients when he left SportsTrust Advisors for Creative Artists Agency..." June 21

  • Falcons reportedly ‘confident’ they will sign Devonta Freeman to extension

    Larry Brown Sports "Devonta Freeman is entering the final season of his rookie deal with the Atlanta Falcons, but the running back may not have to worry about his contract situation for much longer. ESPN’s Diana Russini reports that the Falcons are “confident” they will be able to sign Freeman to a long-term..." June 20

  • Falcons' Justin Hardy carries father's memory on back of jersey

    ESPN "Sam Hardy would be proud to know that his son found another way to honor his memory. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Justin Hardy wrote his late father's name on his wrist tape, his towel and his cleats before games over the past three years. Sam Hardy died of a heart attack in February 2013. He..." June 19

  • Matt Ryan: Lessons learned, Falcons are pushing forward

    Pro Football Talk "From the moment they blew a 28-3 lead and lost the Super Bowl, the Falcons have been asked how they’ll deal with the lingering impact of blowing a 28-3 lead and losing a Super Bowl. But after wrapping up their offseason program, and as they head into the break before training camp, quarterback..." June 19

  • Falcons’ Deion Jones led NFL linebackers in pass breakups in 2016

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones led all NFL linebackers in pass break ups in 2016, according to Pro Football Focus. In the Falcons’ Super Bowl run, Jones broke up eight passes. Close behind Jones were Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) and Los Angeles Chargers linebacker..." June 18

  • Brian Poole embracing competition, versatility on Falcons

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian Poole went from undrafted free agent to camp body to depth to key contributor for the 2016 Falcons. Now he’s fending off competitors for his starting spot. The University of Florida product didn’t hear his name called in the 2016 NFL draft, but familiarity with Dan Quinn, once his..." June 16

  • Campbell can see clearly now

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "There were times when Falcons linebacker De’Vondre Campbell couldn’t read the numbers on the scoreboard. His eyesight was that bad. But after offseason Lasik surgery, Campbell, who is being moved from weakside linebacker to strongside linebacker, can see clearly now. “It’s different,”..." June 15

  • Devonta Freeman anticipates contract extension

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is looking forward to signing a contract extension, preferable before training camp. “It’s that feeling when you know something special is coming and you’re about to be blessed,” Freeman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after minicamp concluded on..." June 15

  • Dwight Freeney tells Dan Quinn he's ready for comeback; Falcons won't commit just yet

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he recently spoke with Dwight Freeney, and this time, the seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end made it clear he is ready for a comeback. "He wants to play," Quinn said on Wednesday of the 37-year-old. "I’d say he’s further along in the decision than he was..." June 15

  • Michael Vick told Roddy White he was destined for NFL stardom

    ESPN "Roddy White couldn't recall the exact day, but the former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver remembered it was at OTAs during his rookie season. White, the 27th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, was approached by quarterback Michael Vick, the first overall pick in 2001. "He told me I was going..." June 12

  • Dontari Poe has 125,000 reasons to weigh 340 pounds or less

    Pro Football Talk "Eddie Lacy isn’t the only NFL player with a lucrative weigh-in looming. Falcons nose tackle Dontari Poe has a weigh-in tomorrow. If he weighs 340 pounds or less, he gets a $125,000 bonus, according to Field Yates of ESPN. A total of $500,000 is riding on Poe’s weight this year. He gets three..." June 12

  • Patriots rings have 283 diamonds

    Pro Football Talk "And there it is. When seeing the box last night containing the new Super Bowl rings to be distributed to the New England Patriots, the jokes emerged about the presence of a 28-3 reference somewhere on the ring. I went with the obvious, low-hanging-fruit suggestion that 28-3 should be etched..." June 10

  • Georgia Dome to be imploded on November 20

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Recent progress on the construction of Mercedes-Benz Stadium has led officials to set a date for demolishing the Georgia Dome next door. The Dome — the Falcons’ home for the past 25 years — is now scheduled for implosion at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 20, the team said Friday. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is..." June 09

  • Falcons to honor Roddy White, Michael Vick at retirement ceremony

    AtlantaFalcons.com "On Monday, June 12, Falcons owner Arthur Blank will honor two of the most iconic players to ever wear the red and black. Roddy White and Michael Vick will be honored in a special retirement press conference and reception to recognize the contributions and impact both men made to the Falcons..." June 09

Falcons Forum Top 5

  1. 2017 Atlanta Falcons Training Camp thread
    Last post: hughest4