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  • Devonta Freeman could miss “about two weeks” with foot sprain

    AtlantaFalcons.com "According to a tweet by the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Falcons running back Devonta Freeman could miss "about two weeks" due to a foot injury that forced him out of Sunday's 26-9 victory against the New Orleans..." November 12

  • Austin Hooper has MCL sprain that will cost him time

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons will play without running back Devonta Freeman for a couple of weeks with a foot sprain. Tight end Austin Hooper also will miss some time. " November 12

  • Dan Quinn giving up defensive playcalling duties with Falcons

    Larry Brown Sports "Dan Quinn could be on the hot seat amid what has been an incredibly disappointing season for the Atlanta Falcons, and the head coach is making some significant changes down the stretch in an attempt to turn things around. Quinn, who made his name as a defensive coordinator with the..." November 12

  • Falcons’ Devonta Freeman, Austin Hooper Suffer Injuries

    Pro Football Rumors "The Falcons came away with the win on Sunday, but it could prove to be costly. Tight end Austin Hooper and running back Devonta Freeman both suffered injuries in the victory over the rival Saints, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport..." November 11

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Interested In Owning NFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "The CEO and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is interested in purchasing an NFL team,according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. While Bezos is most associated with Amazon, the mogul also recently purchased the Washington Post. The multi-billionaire is one of the richest people in the world..." November 11

  • Dan Quinn Being Evaluated On Week-To-Week Basis

    Pro Football Rumors "Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is probably on the hottest seat of any HC at the moment, and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network says Quinn is being evaluated on a week-to-week basis (video link). That means that, if things go “horribly wrong” for Atlanta on Sunday, Quinn may be..." November 10

  • Antonio Brown reportedly not expected to play again this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown continues to go back and forth with whether or not he wants to play in the NFL again, but a return this season is probably not going to happen regardless of what he decides. Brown is not expected to play in an NFL game again this season “barring a significant turn..." November 10

  • Falcons place Ito Smith on IR, sign Sean Harlow to active roster

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Atlanta Falcons announced Saturday that second-year running back Ito Smithis being placed on injured reserve. In a corresponding move, the Falcons have signed offensive lineman Sean Harlow from the practice squad to the active roster. Smith, 24, entered the..." November 09

  • Why did Fox Sports fire FS1 analyst Cris Carter?

    Sporting News "Cris Carter is no longer with Fox Sports, according to a statement released by the network Thursday morning. The Hall of Fame wide receiver, who joined Fox in 2016 and regularly served as an analyst for FS1's morning show "First Things First" alongside Nick Wright and..." November 09

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster, Amari Cooper, Lamar Jackson ruled questionable

    CBS Sports "A complete rundown of every single team's final injury report heading into this weekend's slate of games The Chargers and Raiders kicked off Week 10 on Thursday night, and injuries played a major role in the AFC West showdown, what with Oakland losing..." November 09

  • Falcons QB Matt Ryan to return from ankle injury against Saints

    Sportsnet "Quarterback Matt Ryan has been removed from the Atlanta Falcons injury report and appears set to play against the New Orleans Saints. Ryan had only limited participation in Friday’s practice. But that was enough for coach Dan Quinn to say the veteran quarterback was..." November 08

  • Who is NFL's most-overlooked, top-performing player in 2019 season?

    USA Today "Not everyone can receive the recognition that Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson do. Both of the quarterbacks have been at the forefront of discussion about the NFL's MVP this season, and their contributions have been lauded on a weekly basis. For many of the league's other..." November 08

  • Dan Quinn: Final eight games a “new season” for Falcons

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons coach Dan Quinn has a plan for the second half of the season.  “Really for us, this is our new season,” Quinn said Wednesday.   " November 07

  • 3 teams who should consider giving Dez Bryant another chance

    Clutch Points "Dez Bryant hasn’t put his name into the media circus for the majority of the 2019 NFL season. However, he did so this week with the announcement that he plans to pursue another late-season comeback. It seems that he will begin trying to make his comeback at some point in the next couple..." November 07

  • Through nine weeks, replay review overturns PI calls and non-calls nine times

    Pro Football Talk "The one year (and perhaps only one year) pass interference replay-review experiment has resulted in limited reversals of calls and non-calls made on the field. According to the league, 63 total replay reviews of pass interference calls and non-calls have occurred through the first..." November 07

  • Falcons announce trio of coaching changes

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Atlanta Falcons announced a series of coaching changes Monday that will take place as the team enters the second half of their 2019 season. Dan Quinn said that Raheem Morris, who has coached the team’s wide receivers, will now become the Falcons’ new secondary..." November 05

  • 6 U.S. Cities the NFL Should Expand to Before London

    The Big Lead "According to Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos, the rumors of British Bolts are "f***ing b******t". That works perfectly in America's favor, because there are several cities in this country that are far more deserving of a team right now. Here's a look at six..." November 05

  • Tony Dungy Urges NFL To Get Rid Of Pass Interference Challenges

    Total Pro Sports "Back in March, the NFL made a huge decision when they approved a new rule proposal that allows for offensive and defensive pass interference calls and non-calls to be subject to review, with coaches being able to challenge the penalties in the first 28 minutes of each half. It has..." November 05

  • NFL teams wanting to 'win now' could have amazing choice of quarterbacks come March

    Yahoo! Sports "Eight weeks into the season, we’ve seen some great quarterback play. We’ve also seen some not-so-great quarterback play, and some teams might have big decisions to make in the coming months. If there’s a club that wants to win now because it feels it’s strong..." November 05

  • Kellen Winslow II pleads guilty to rape, sexual battery, faces 12 to 18 years in prison

    USA Today "In a stunning turn of events on the eve of his second rape trial, former NFL star Kellen Winslow II decided to plead guilty to rape and sexual battery charges here Monday as part of a plea deal that allows him to avoid the possibility of spending the rest of his life in..." November 04

  • 3 Teams Are Reportedly Interested in Signing Antonio Brown

    12 Up "Antonio Brown hasn't played since Week 2, but rumors about a new team picking him up haven't subsided. Before they brought Josh Gordon into town, the Seattle Seahawks did their homework on AB, with quarterback Russell Wilson even advocating for the team to bring in..." November 04

  • Falcons To Sign P Ryan Allen

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Falcons have agreed to terms with punter Ryan Allen and signed defensive tackle Jacob Tuioti-Mariner to their active roster. " November 04

  • NFL trade deadline a dud due to bizarre demands by Redskins, Bengals and other losing teams

    CBS Sports "After a flurry of trade activity all season, the NFL's trade deadline passed without a single transaction of note, a surprising turn of events that multiple general managers attributed to last-place teams over-valuing their potential returns. Conversations with six NFL..." November 04

  • 3 Teams Named Trade Options For Bengals QB Andy Dalton

    The Spun "The Andy Dalton era in Cincinnati could be over. The Bengals have benched their long-time starting quarterback and Dalton could be on the move this offseason. Cincinnati will be starting rookie Ryan Finley at quarterback this week. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is reportedly very high..." November 04

  • Dan Quinn Won’t Be Fired During Bye Week

    Pro Football Rumors "Dan Quinn‘s job is safe… for now. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport report (via Twitter) that the Falcons head coach won’t be fired during the bye week. Quinn will presumably be on the sideline for Atlanta’s Week 10 matchup against the..." November 02

  • Which NFL teams will rise, fall in second half of season?

    USA Today "If the NFL playoffs started today ... well, it's a good thing for several teams that they don't. While the 8-0 New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers have already established themselves as front-runners for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, the picture is..." November 02

  • Hall of Fame makes dramatic change to the rules for the 15-person centennial mega-class

    Pro Football Talk "Faced with the prospect that the Hall of Fame selection committee will revolt against an all-or-nothing vote on a 15-person centennial mega-class of enshrinees for 2020, the Hall of Fame has solved the problem. The Hall of Fame selection committee will not vote on the..." November 02

  • Week Nine injury report roundup

    Pro Football Talk "Week Nine of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the 49ers and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release..." November 02

  • Lions, Falcons discussed Devonta Freeman deal

    NFL.com "On a day of rampant speculation that eventually landed as a dud, many teams discussed potential trades heading up to the deadline that never came to fruition. The Detroit Lions shopped particularly hard but came home with no additional groceries. NFL Network..." October 30

  • Let the Teddy Bridgewater Sweepstakes Begin

    Bleacher Report "Teddy Bridgewater may be the NFL's most wanted man If there was one thing Teddy Bridgewater demonstrated in going 5-0 in relief of Drew Brees this season, it was this: He is a franchise quarterback. Bridgewater threw for 1,370 passing yards and nine..." October 30

  • Falcons release Kasey Redfern, add Danny Etling to practice squad

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday afternoon that they have released punter Kasey Redfern and added quarterback Danny Etling to their practice squad. Redfern, 28, was signed by the Falcons prior to the team's game against the Arizona Cardinals in Week..." October 30

  • Falcons agree to terms with kicker Younghoe Koo

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with kicker Younghoe Koo. The news comes in light of the release of kicker Matt Bryant, the franchise's all-time leading scorer. Koo, 25, has previously played in the NFL as a member of the Los Angeles..." October 29

  • Falcons part ways with longtime kicker Matt Bryant

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Atlanta Falcons have moved on from longtime kicker Matt Bryant, the leading scorer in franchise history. Atlanta announced Tuesday that it has agreed to terms with kicker Younghoe Koo. After missing a 51-yard and a 53-yard field goal against the Seahawks, the team..." October 29

  • NFL trade rumors: 10 players most likely to be traded at the 2019 deadline

    Sporting News "The list of players who are most likely to be traded in 2019 before the Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET deadline used to be longer, as a couple of the no-brainers have already been dealt. Jalen Ramsey, who was rather public in his desire to be traded from the Jaguars, was moved to..." October 28

  • Three Trade Destinations For Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr.

    The Big Lead "The Broncos' decision to trade Emmanuel Sanders last week marked the beginning of the end for many veterans' time in Denver. The team isn't good, doesn't have a chance to get much better, and the year of transition came much earlier than expected. As a result, Ian Rapoport..." October 28

  • 49ers Getting Sixth-Round Offers For C.J. Beathard

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 49ers have fielded calls from multiple teams inquiring about No. 3 quarterback C.J. Beathard's availability as Tuesday's NFL trade deadline approaches, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area. The 49ers have been offered draft pick compensation in the “sixth-round..." October 28

  • Falcons’ Arthur Blank speaks out on Dan Quinn’s job status after loss to Seahawks

    Clutch Points "Following their 27-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Atlanta Falcons are 1-7. Their head coach, Dan Quinn, is the natural scapegoat for their demise from a Super Bowl-caliber team a handful of years ago to one that can’t buy a win even if they overpaid. Most..." October 27

  • Matt Ryan ruled out vs. Seahawks, Schaub to start

    The Score "The Atlanta Falcons have ruled out quarterback Matt Ryan from Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks due to an ankle injury, the team announced Saturday. " October 26

  • One trade each NFL team should make: 32 different scenarios for the 2019 trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The 2019 NFL trade deadline is right around the corner, and already we've seen a handful of teams work the phones to strike deals ahead of the Oct. 29 cutoff. If recent history is any indication, plenty more deals are on the way, and there are some big names -- from A.J. Green..." October 26

  • 15 key questions for NFL Week 8

    Larry Brown Sports "Week 8 of the NFL season figures to have a few games that are a bit more active than Thursday’s Redskins-Vikings matchup, which is the good news. As we head toward the middle of the season, playoff races are intensifying, and with a looming trade deadline, some teams have decisions to..." October 26

  • Matt Ryan back on the practice field

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who suffered a right ankle sprain against the Rams on Sunday, was taking part in practice with the team Friday morning. The Falcons are set to play the Seahawks at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Ryan appeared comfortable on short,..." October 25

  • Falcons’ Matt Ryan is a game-time decision for Atlanta versus Seahawks

    Clutch Points "Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan returned to practice after suffering an ankle sprain last Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, but he is still a game-time decision. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said on Friday that Ryan is officially listed as questionable and the..." October 25

  • The NFL Trade Deadline Is Heating Up

    SI "When it comes to trades, the NFL has undergone a reconstitution of the league’s business culture in the last several years. Back in 2006, the idea of a Jalen Ramsey being moved in-season would border on insanity. Now? If a team isn’t asking about players like him..." October 25

  • Julio Jones: “We’re just trying to figure out things”

    ESPN " Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones, who delivered an emotional locker room message that included support for embattled coach Dan Quinn following last Sunday's 37-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, explained the reason by his impromptu..." October 25

  • NFL rushing title likely to go down to the wire

    Pro Football Talk "The race to lead the league in rushing appears set to go down to the wire this season, with the NFL’s top four running backs all projected to finish the season within 30 yards of each other. Vikings running back Dalvin Cook leads the league with 823 rushing yards,..." October 25

  • Julio Jones interrupts Dan Quinn to address team after loss

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "When Julio Jones speaks, the Falcons listen. But what took him so long? Several players confirmed that the Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver spoke emotionally to the team after the 37-10 loss to the Rams on Sunday in the locker room at Mercedes-Benz..." October 24

  • Matt Ryan out of practice again Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons practiced without quarterback Matt Ryan again on Thursday. Ryan left last Sunday’s loss to the Rams with a sprained ankle and he didn’t practice on Wednesday when the team began their on-field preparations for the Seahawks. " October 24

  • Tua Tagovailoa Still Favored To Be Number 1 Pick In 2020 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "The performance we’ve seen from LSU quarterback and Heisman candidate Joe Burrow thus far this season has some rethinking the top of the 2020 NFL Draft. Couple that with injury concerns surrounding Alabama signal caller Tua Tagovailoa, and this is magnified..." October 24

  • Predicting Who Will Win Every NFL Game for Week 8

    Complex "We made it, guys. The NFL is back. No more Sundays without football until February. Feel free to celebrate however you see fit.  With the season officially underway, the Complex Sports team is rolling out a bunch of new NFL content. We rolled out our (controversial) QB..." October 24

  • 5 Teams Tom Brady Could Play for If He Actually Leaves Patriots

    The Big Lead "Adam Schefter has been beating the drum all week that Tom Brady could conceivably be getting his ducks in a row to leave the Patriots. I, for one, would be borderline astonished if he plays for another team, but I guess I can also see the angle where as a hyper-competitive being..." October 24