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  • NFL Reinstates Jalen Collins, Darius Latham

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL has reinstated former Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins and former Raiders defensive tackle Darius Latham, the league announced. Both of their suspensions wrapped up on Tuesday, clearing the free agents to sign with an NFL team. Collins, a former..." November 14

  • Will the Falcons consider a shakeup at cornerback?

    The Falcoholic "The Falcons have not enjoyed a stellar year of cornerback play, which you may have noticed. Games like Cleveland, New Orleans and Cincinnati were decided in large part because corners either failed in coverage, dropped easy picks, or missed tackles, and frustration in the fanbase is..." November 13

  • Deion Jones activated, eligible to return against Cowboys

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons coach Dan Quinn was not very enthusiastic about the potential return of Pro Bowl middle linebacker Deion Jones for this week’s game. The Falcons (4-5) play the Cowboys (4-5) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.    “We’ll have the..." November 13

  • Julio Jones becomes fastest receiver in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards

    The Falcoholic "Julio Jones came into today’s game with 9,987 career yards, and with his first reception against the Cleveland Browns he’s become the quickest receiver in league history to hit 10,000. Julio has hit that mark in 103 career games, eclipsing Calvin Johnson’s previous record of..." November 11

  • Julio Jones 13 yards shy of NFL history

    Sportsnaut "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has had plenty of big moments in his NFL career. On Sunday, he’ll have a chance to become part of NFL history by becoming the fastest receiver to 10,000 receiving yards. The 29-year-old comes into Sunday’s game against the..." November 10

  • Deion Jones returns to Falcons’ practice

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones, who’s been out since the first game of the season, returned to practice on Wednesday. “We will begin practicing with Deion Jones today,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said before the team’s walk-through. “You won’t..." November 08

  • Falcons Waive OL Austin Pasztor To Make Room For DE Bruce Irvin

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they’ve waived veteran OL Austin Pasztorto make room for DE Bruce Irvin, who has signed a one-year contract with the team. Pasztor, 27, wound up signing on with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2012. He..." November 08

  • Bruce Irvin signing with the Falcons

    Pro Football Talk "Bruce Irvin didn’t stay unemployed for long. Irvin, who passed through waivers after the Raiders cut him, is signing with the Falcons, the team announced this morning. It was unsurprising that no team picked Irvin up on waivers, given that it would have..." November 07

  • Here's why the NFL and Fortnite are made for each other

    USA Today "I love football and I love Fortnite. Put them together, and it's heaven. On Monday, the NFL and Epic Games announced a partnership that will make gear – known as skins – for all 32 teams available as part of the wildly popular game's Battle..." November 05

  • Sarkisian looking for ground game to improve

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons identified their rushing attack as one of the areas that must be improved over the bye week.  The Falcons (3-4) are set to face the Washington Redskins (5-2) at 1 p.m. Sunday at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.  Because of injury, the Falcons will start..." November 04

  • Calvin Ridley being checked for head injury

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley left the game in the fourth quarter after a hard hit by Washington linebacker Mason Foster. The Falcons reported Ridley is being checked for a head injury and listed him as questionable to return. Ridley has six catches for 71 yards and a..." November 04

  • Julio Jones gets first touchdown of the season

    The Falcoholic "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones scored his first touchdown of the season Sunday afternoon. It’d been 90 receptions since his last touchdown, which is truly incomprehensible. With five minutes to play, the Falcons executed a screen to perfection, propelling Jones into the end..." November 04

  • Falcons sign long snapper Josh Harris to three-year extension

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Josh Harris, the Falcons long snapper since 2012, signed a three-year contract extension after practice on Friday.  Harris, who played at Carrollton High, was signed as an undrafted player out of Auburn. He’s played in 102 games and has 18 tackles on special..." November 02

  • NFL's officiating problems have quieted down, but some issues remain

    USA Today "No news is good news. That surely needs to be the working mantra for the men and woman in stripes as the second half of the NFL season rolls on, given the controversy, confusion and assorted blunders that cast so much shade on the first few weeks of this campaign. Outside of..." November 01

  • Falcons to sign veteran, versatile offensive lineman Zane Beadles

    The Falcoholic "The Atlanta Falcons are unlikely to make a deal at the trade deadline, of course, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t moving and/or shaking. They made yet another move to bolster their offensive line, which has lost both starting guards over the course of the last several..." October 30

  • An avid cyclist, Thomas Dimitroff not just along for the ride

    ESPN "Thomas Dimitroff was spinning his wheels. Literally. On NFL draft day in 2011, the Atlanta Falcons general manager had unfinished business with the Cleveland Browns regarding a talented college wide receiver named Julio Jones. So Dimitroff did what any wise NFL executive would do in a..." October 28

  • The road to Super Bowl LIII: Broadcasts, security require changes

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Some temporary changes will be made in and around Mercedes-Benz Stadium before the Super Bowl is played there Feb. 3.  New broadcast booths will be built to accommodate international networks, including some on the popular sky-bridges in front of the wall of windows at the..." October 27

  • Falcons may want to keep RB Tevin Coleman past 2018 season

    The Falcoholic "As the NFL trade deadline approaches, Atlanta Falcons fans near and far will wonder if the team could potentially see RB Tevin Coleman head elsewhere by Oct. 30. It’d be a big move for a team that usually stands pat around this time of year, though some would..." October 25

  • Falcons bring back T Austin Pasztor for rest of 2018

    The Falcoholic "In a season completely and totally marred by the injury bug, the Atlanta Falcons are having to piece together yet another banged-up part of the offensive line. After starting right guard Brandon Fusco was lost for the season to an ankle injury, the team made..." October 24

  • Matt Ryan sets team record for consecutive passes without an interception

    The Falcoholic "Matt Ryan cost the Falcons the first game of the season with lackluster play, but since then, he’s been good enough to get the Falcons a winning record, if only the rest of the roster and coaching staff would cooperate. Ryan’s putting up numbers that are..." October 23

  • Falcons’ Brandon Fusco Done For Year

    Pro Football Rumors "Falcons right guard Brandon Fusco will miss the remainder of the year after suffering a serious ankle injury on Monday night, coach Dan Quinn announced. Fusco, who joined the Falcons as a free agent in the offseason, started in every game for Atlanta this..." October 23

  • Report: Russian Twitter trolls helped fan flames of NFL's national anthem controversy

    USA Today "The debate over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem may not have turned into such a nationwide controversy if it weren't for Russian bots fanning the flames on Twitter, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The report cites a Clemson..." October 23

  • Calvin Ridley, Mohamed Sanu and Grady Jarrett will play Monday vs. Giants

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said receivers Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu, along with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, are ready to play against the New York Giants on Monday night after coming off their respective injuries. Ridley suffered a bone bruise on his left ankle during..." October 20

  • Does cutting Devonta Freeman at the end of the season make financial sense?

    The Falcoholic "Two years in the NFL is a lifetime. Two years ago, the Falcons were 4-2, on their way to a Super Bowl berth. Six games in, Devonta Freeman had 450 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. His 75 rushing yards/game average was buoyed by a dominant week 3..." October 19

  • Is NFL in a 'renaissance'? Scoring helps fuel interest, but some defenders still have gripes

    USA Today "As he concluded his news conference at this week’s league meetings in New York, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made a proclamation. “I don’t think there has been a better time to be an NFL fan,” he said. Steadily climbing television..." October 19

  • Falcons Sign LB Jermaine Grace To PS, Release LB Richie Brown

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they’ve signed LB Jermaine Grace to the practice squad and released LB Richie Brown from the unit. Here’s the Falcons updated practice squad: QB Kurt Benkert OT Daniel..." October 18

  • Ito Smith ready to pick up slack with Devonta Freeman out

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons have had only one individual 100-yard rushing game, rank 29th in rushing and placed two-time Pro Bowler Devonta Freeman on injured reserve Wednesday. Not to worry, rookie Ito Smith says, because the Falcons’ running game is in good hands. “I think we can be way..." October 16

  • Report: Devonta Freeman headed to injured reserve after missing most of the season thus far

    The Falcoholic "Per the always plugged-in NFL insider Jay Glazer, the Falcons will make room for Matt Bryant’s short-term replacement on the roster by placing Devonta Freeman on injured reserve. This news sucks. Freeman has lost most of his season to injuries,..." October 16

  • Falcons Expected To Sign K Giorgio Tavecchio

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Falcons are likely to sign K Giorgio Tavecchioto replace Matt Bryant, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, in Week 7. Tavecchio, 28, originally signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of California..." October 16

  • Falcons’ Calvin Ridley reportedly suffered bone bruise

    Larry Brown Sports "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley avoided a significant injury Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Ridley’s MRI showed a bone bruise, and the rookie has at least some chance of suiting up against the New York Giants..." October 15

  • Devonta Freeman, Matt Bryant not expected to play in Week 7 for Falcons

    Yardbarker "While the Atlanta Falcons were victorious against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Monday brought some bad news about Devonta Freeman and Matt Bryant. Coach Dan Quinn said that Freeman and Bryant are both expected to miss Monday’s game against the New York Giants. They are..." October 15

  • Falcons rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley reportedly will have MRI on ankle

    Sporting News "Calvin Ridley will have an MRI on his injured ankle Monday, according to a report from the NFL Network. The 23-year-old rookie wide receiver suffered the injury Sunday in the second quarter of the Falcons’ 34-29 win over the Buccaneers. He went to the locker room before..." October 15

  • Bucs-Falcons: Sunday’s game is winnable for Tampa Bay, which makes it critical

    Tampa Bay Times "Know what is one of the hardest things in football to do? Well, besides blocking Khalil Mack or getting a decent answer out of Bill Belichick? Looking at an NFL schedule before the season and predicting which games a team will win. It's impossible. Take..." October 14

  • Falcons rookie WR Calvin Ridley ruled out with ankle injury

    ESPN "Falcons rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley injured an ankle in the first half of Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Ridley, who entered the game with a league-leading six touchdown receptions, caught three passes for 47 yards on three..." October 14

  • Devonta Freeman has a groin injury, too

    Pro Football Talk "After returning last weekend at Pittsburgh following a three-game absence with a knee injury, Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is out again. This time, it’s a foot injury and, as of Friday, a groin injury. It’s an odd quirk in the Falcons injury report...." October 13

  • Freeman out vs. Bucs with foot injury

    The Score "Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn ruled out running back Devonta Freeman for this week's matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a foot injury, per ESPN's Vaughn McClure. Freeman hurt his knee in the season opener and missed three games as a result. His return to the..." October 12

  • Julio Jones has 10-game touchdown drought

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "  Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has gone 10 regular season games without catching a touchdown pass. Jones last touchdown catch was in the 26-13 win over the Rams in the wild-card round of the playoffs on Jan. 6, 2018. He last regular-season touchdown catch..." October 12

  • Falcons Not Concerned Devonta Freeman Has Long-Term Injury

    Pro Football Rumors "The Falcons aren’t as worried about Devonta Freeman‘s foot injury as they were about the knee injury he suffered earlier this year, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Freeman is now dealing with a bone bruise, and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com recently..." October 11

  • Grady Jarrett's fine for hitting Nick Foles rescinded

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett had a $20,054 fine for a hit on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles rescinded by the NFL following an appeal, multiple sources told ESPN. The league initially issued the fine after Jarrett was penalized for roughing Foles in the..." October 11

  • NFL TV ratings continue upward trend

    Pro Football Talk "After two straight years of declines, the NFL’s television ratings are bouncing back. Through five weeks of the season, NFL games are averaging 3 percent more viewers than last year. That’s not enough to offset the declines of the last two years, which were in the..." October 11

  • Devonta Freeman’s Week 6 Status In Doubt Due To Bone Contusion

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is dealing with a bone contusion in his foot and his Week 6 status is in doubt. The good news for Freeman is that he was able to do some work during practice off to the side. Freeman, 26,..." October 11

  • Devonta Freeman (foot) misses Falcons practice

    NFL.com "Devonta Freeman was back on the injury report on Wednesday, this time with a brand new ailment. The Falcons running back missed practice with a foot injury. Defensive end Grady Jarrett (ankle) also sat out practice, while receiver Mohamed Sanu (hip), cornerback Justin bethel..." October 10

  • The Falcons are not going to fire Dan Quinn for the 2018 season

    The Falcoholic "Things could get very bad the rest of the way for the Atlanta Falcons, who are 1-4 and haven’t played more than a half of solid defense in the last three weeks. They’re coming off the second-worst loss by points (there were worse losses I’m not going to dwell on) in the..." October 10

  • The Falcons are on pace to let Matt Ryan get sacked a career-high number of times

    The Falcoholic "Matt Ryan mercifully came out of Sunday’s game against the Steelers healthy, or at least not “the X-ray revealed something terrible” unhealthy. We take that for granted with Ryan, who has missed very little time over the course of his career, but..." October 09

  • Did President Trump's attacks on player protests hurt NFL ratings?

    USA Today "ho’s winning, President Trump or the NFL? We dove into the numbers to see what's really been going on since quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem in 2016, and since player protests became a political..." October 09

  • Steelers schemed to take Jones out of Falcons attack

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The two most prolific wide receivers of the past decade were on the field when the Falcons played the Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday. The Steelers got the ball to Antonio Brown, while Julio Jones didn’t get his first catch until the Falcons were down 17 points and there was..." October 08

  • Matt Ryan had X-rays after Sunday’s loss, but is fine for Week Six

    Pro Football Talk "The fact that Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan did not return to Sunday’s loss to the Steelers after losing a fumble on a sack by linebacker T.J. Wattin the fourth quarter did not raise much of an eyebrow because Atlanta was down 41-17 after L.J. Fort fell on the..." October 08

  • With no time to fret about injuries, Falcons know they must be accountable

    The Falcoholic "As the injury list continues to increase, the Falcons find themselves at a crossroads. They haven’t been 1-4 since the awful 2013 season. Both teams had Super Bowl aspirations going into the season. Unlike the 2013 group, this current Falcons’ team is far more balanced on both sides..." October 08

  • Falcons owner on 1-4 start: “Are you kidding me?”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Nine NFL teams have made the playoffs after starting 1-4. If you’re the Falcons, there’s your rallying cry. Question is, are there enough Falcons left to rally?  One week earlier, Dan Quinn had proclaimed his “a good team,” its record notwithstanding. One..." October 08

  • On the Hot Seat: The Grady Jarrett replacement committee

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons’ defensive front will used a combination of Jack Crawford, Deadrin Senat and Michael Bennett IV to replace defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, who’s out with an ankle sprain.  “We are going to lean on them heavily,” Falcons defensive..." October 07