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  • Falcons agree to terms with Logan Paulsen

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Atlanta Falcons announced Saturday that they’ve agreed to terms with tight end Logan Paulsen on a one-year deal. Paulsen, 32, was signed by the Falcons prior to the 2018 season. In his first year in Atlanta, Paulsen caught nine passes for 91 yards and a touchdown, but his..." March 16

  • Falcons agree to terms with running back Kenjon Barner

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with running back Kenjon Barner on a one-year contract. Barner, 28, split time between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers in 2018, playing in nine games and carrying the ball 19 times for 71 yards...." March 14

  • Falcons sign veteran tight end Luke Stocker

    The Falcoholic "When both Dirk Koetter and Mike Mularkey joined the Falcons, it was obvious and logical to start connecting players who were familiar with them to the Falcons. There was perhaps no more obvious connection to make than Luke Stocker, a blocking tight end who has played for both coaches,..." March 14

  • Brian Poole To Visit Bengals

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Falcons cornerback Brian Poole is garnering some interest on the open market. We learned earlier today that he will visit the Jets, and he has a summit with the Bengals lined up after that, per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Poole had been..." March 14

  • Report: Falcons to cut Ryan Schraeder

    247 Sports "There will be another change to the Atlanta Falcons offensive line in the 2019 season. On Wednesday, the organization told starting right tackle Ryan Schraeder that they will release him from the roster, according to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS..." March 13

  • 49ers add Tevin Coleman

    San Jose Mercury News "Another year of free agency, another dual-threat running back for 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. Tevin Coleman, who played in Shanahan’s offense with the Atlanta Falcons from 2015-16, is coming aboard to either complement or cover for Jerick McKinnon, the 49ers’ pricey free..." March 13

  • Andy Levitre Not Planning To Retire

    Pro Football Rumors "One of the most durable guards in the league for nearly a decade, Andy Levitre tore his triceps in the Falcons’ second game of the season in 2018 and landed on IR. That immediately led to speculation that Levitre could consider retiring this year, especially since his contract..." March 13

  • Reports: Falcons to sign guards Jamon Brown, James Carpenter

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons are expected to sign former New York Giants guard Jamon Brown to a three-year contract, according to Zach Klein of Channel 2 WSB Sports. Also, former Jets left guard James Carpenter intends to sign a four-year deal with the Falcons, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. " March 12

  • Broncos, Falcons to face off in 2019 Hall of Fame Game

    NFL.com "The Broncos and Falcons will be well represented in the NFL's 2019 Hall of Fame class. Fittingly, they are meeting in the Hall of Fame Game. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that Denver and Atlanta will face off in..." March 12

  • Falcons create $7M in cap space by changing Matt Ryan deal

    247 Sports "The Atlanta Falcons appear interested in doing some business this offseason. On Tuesday, the organization made a change to quarterback Matt Ryan’s contract, converting $8.75 million of his base salary this coming season into a signing bonus, ESPN’s Field..." March 12

  • Falcons’ Takk McKinley making big bet on next season

    Larry Brown Sports "Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley has set a high-stakes goal for next season. Since being drafted No. 26 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, McKinley has improved his sack total each season. He recorded six sacks as a rookie. In 2018, McKinley led the Falcons with seven. Next..." March 11

  • These NFL teams could be most aggressive spenders in free agency

    USA Today "After weeks of speculation about potential moves across the NFL, the action will at last commence. Starting on Monday, teams can officially begin negotiations with prospective players, and at 4 p.m., Wednesday, contract signings can take place. There’s not a team..." March 11

  • Eagles eyeing Tevin Coleman in free agency

    12 Up "The era of the double-headed backfield in Atlanta may soon be over. Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is set to hit free agency, and he is sure to attract attention this offseason with his impressive speed and great pass-catching abilities out of the backfield. As..." March 08

  • NFL Discussing Loaning QBs, Other Players to AAF, Bill Polian Says

    Bleacher Report "Bill Polian has been to the mountaintop in the NFL, and now the Pro Football Hall of Famer's encore act is to help players reach their highest potentials through the newly launched Alliance of American Footballleague. Polian, the co-founder and head of football in AAF,..." March 07

  • Falcons, Deion Jones Discussing Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Falcons and inside linebacker Deion Jones have begun extension talks, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Jones still has a year left on his rookie deal, but Atlanta is looking to lock him down ahead of time.  Jones is scheduled to make..." March 05

  • Falcons will use franchise tag on Grady Jarrett, who hoped to hit open market

    The Falcoholic "Grady Jarrett would very much like to land a huge long-term deal, and as such his team was reportedly hoping the stud defensive tackle would make it to the open market. Per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, that’s not going to happen, and the Falcons will do what we all have come to expect in..." March 04

  • NFL Rumors: Jets 'Undeniably' Favorites for Le'Veon Bell; Tevin Coleman Targeted

    Bleacher Report "The New York Jets appear to have a leg up in the chase for Le'Veon Bell. Connor Hughes of The Athletic reported the Jets are "undeniably the favorite" for the free-agent running back. The Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay..." March 04

  • Report: “Not much going on” between Falcons, Julio Jones on deal

    247 Sports "Julio Jones remains among the Atlanta Falcons’ top priorities this offseason as the wide receiver awaits a new contract, but it appears talks have slowed down between the two sides. There is “not much going on” between Jones and the Falcons as regards a new..." March 04

  • Falcons, DT Grady Jarrett Not Close To Deal

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons are not close to reaching a new contract deal with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations. However, the Falcons remain optimistic a deal can get done. “We’re working diligently on Grady..." March 03

  • Falcons sign QB Matt Schaub to extension

    The Falcoholic "The Atlanta Falcons have officially signed quarterback Matt Schuab to a two-year extension, the team announced Saturday. The 15-year veteran quarterback joined the Falcons before the 2016 season, after previously being drafted by the team in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft...." March 02

  • Report: Falcons not expected to make any major splashes in free agency

    The Falcoholic "With free agency just weeks away, Atlanta Falcons fans near and far are trying to prognosticate as to how exactly the team is going to approach the process. In some years, the team opens its wallet to reel in a big fish or two. In other years, they stand pat and try to focus..." March 01

  • NFL, NFLPA near agreement on 2019 salary cap amid optimism for a labor deal this year

    Washington Post "The NFL and the NFL Players Association are finalizing a 2019 salary cap number that will be around $188 million, according to a person involved in the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity to address ongoing discussions. The final number will be reached in the next..." March 01

  • Falcons preparing for Tevin Coleman’s exit via free agency

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons are preparing to part way with backup running back Tevin Coleman. “This is one of those moments where football and business intersect,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine. “There are lot of scenarios that take..." March 01

  • Falcons May Tag Grady Jarrett

    Pro Football Rumors "Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett is set for free agency, but the Falcons don’t intend on losing him. General manager Thomas Dimitroff feels “very confident” that Jarrett will be with the team next year and says the franchise tag is a possibility..." February 28

  • Falcons’ “Plan Right Now” Is To Keep DE Vic Beasley For 2019 Season

    NFL Trade Rumors "Falcons HC Dan Quinn tells Vaughn McClure of ESPN that keeping DE Vic Beasley for the 2019 season is “the plan right now.” “I’m very excited about where I think he can go to, and we’ve had good conversations about the impact..." February 27

  • No consensus reached on changing NFL replay

    ESPN "The NFL competition committee has spent the past two days discussing the present and future of replay review but has reached no consensus about whether to change it, several members said Tuesday. For the most part, conversations here at the scouting combine have rehashed previously rejected..." February 26

  • Report: NFL to Consider Barring Players from Leaving Sideline for Celebrations

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is considering a rule change to ban players who are on the sideline from entering the field for touchdown celebrations. Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported the league's competition committee will discuss the proposal this week at the combine..." February 25

  • Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Buys $180 MILLION Boat

    TMZ "NFL yacht wars are in full effect ... 'cause just like Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder, the mega-rich owner of the Atlanta Falcons, Arthur Blank, just bought a superyacht -- for $180 MILLION!!! The brand spankin' new 240-ft. yacht -- with 11 cabins holding 23 guests plus..." February 24

  • Falcons Re-Sign CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Atlanta Falcons announced Friday that they’ve re-signed CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson on a one-year extension. “Blidi has been a very versatile player for us over the last three years,” coach Dan Quinn said. “He has experience in our system and adds..." February 22

  • Falcons Moving On From Veteran G Ben Garland

    NFL Trade Rumors "D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that veteran G Ben Garland will not be back with the Falcons for the 2019 season. The Falcons have already undergone some roster turnover in recent weeks, cutting DE Brooks Reed and..." February 20

  • Falcons ST coach likes that Giorgio Tavecchio is a grinder

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons won’t exercise their option on kicker Matt Bryant‘s contract for the 2019 season, which will send him to free agency on March 13 and leave Giorgio Tavecchio in place to take over as the kicker in Atlanta. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said it was “time to..." February 20

  • NFLPA Projects 2019 Franchise Tag Values

    Pro Football Rumors "With the NFL offseason rapidly approaching, the NFL Player’s Association recently unveiled their position-by-position franchise tag predictions (via Albert Breer of SI.com). The numbers are based on an $190MM salary cap; the league’s most recent projection came in between..." February 20

  • Which NFL records will never be broken?

    Pro Football Talk "It’s Roger Goodell’s birthday. It’s also Paul Krause’s birthday. And Hall of Famer Paul Krause has a place in the record books that may be permanent. Krause, now 77, has 81 career interceptions. He’s held the record for 40 years. The closest contender..." February 19

  • Falcons sign RT Ty Sambrailo to a 3 year deal

    The Falcoholic "The Falcons offensive line has been mentioned as a key unit to see some upgrades and changes in the 2019 season. The regression of starter Ryan Schraeder was significant enough in 2018 that the coaching staff felt compelled to replace him with Ty Sambrailo. Well, it looks..." February 19

  • Falcons’ Calvin Ridley created the most separation among NFL WRs in 2018

    The Falcoholic "Calvin Ridley had no business falling to pick No. 26 in the NFL draft last year. He essentially fell into Atlanta’s lap because of draft talk fatigue and general managers talking themselves out of love with the best wide receiver in the class, and he’s proven..." February 15

  • NFLPA president prepares players for lockout in 2021

    Michigan Live "The NFL has two years remaining before the current collective bargaining agreement is up, and it appears the league could be headed for a sticking point. Players have had rumblings of the idea this season, particularly with how markets have expanded in other sports. And now, the NFL..." February 15

  • Falcons Won’t Tender CB Brian Poole, Making Him An UFA

    NFL Trade Rumors "Pro Football Talk reports that the Falcons have informed CB Brian Poole that they will not tender him a contract this offseason and allow him to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of free agency. Poole, 26, wound up signing on with the Falcons as an..." February 15

  • How does the NFL franchise tag work and how much do players get paid?

    SB Nation "When the NFL offseason heats up, one of the biggest storylines to watch every year is which players get the franchise tag. Teams have a two-week window to apply the one-year tender. Players who get the tag have to either sign their tender or negotiate a long-term contract with their teams..." February 14

  • Falcons agree to terms with Steven Means

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Defensive end Steven Means, who’s been bouncing around the NFL since 2013, agreed to a one-year extension to return to the Falcons on Wednesday. Means played eight games and made four starts with the Falcons last season.  Means was drafted by the Buccaneers in the..." February 13

  • Falcons sign Bruce Carter to one-year contract

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Veteran linebacker Bruce Carter, who provided needed depth for the Falcons last season, was signed to a one-year contract on Monday.  Carter played in 11 games last season and had 21 tackles and seven special teams tackles.  In 101 career games, Carter, a former..." February 12

  • Falcons cut defensive end Brooks Reed

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons defensive end Brooks Reed announced Wednesday that he’s being released by the team on Instagram. Reed, 31, signed with the Falcons in 2015. He played in 60 games and made 34 starts.  He didn’t produce much as a pass rusher, as he had only seven..." February 06

  • Kicker Matt Bryant says he's being cut by Falcons

    NFL.com "On Tuesday, kicker Matt Bryant declared on Twitter he intended to continue his playing career for an 18th season. However, it will not be in Atlanta. On Wednesday, Bryant revealed the Falcons are terminating the relationship after a..." February 06

  • Falcons K Matt Bryant To Return In 2019

    Pro Football Rumors "It sounds like Matt Bryant is sticking around for at least another season. The veteran kicker announced on Twitter that he won’t be retiring this offseason. “Over this past year I’ve been asked numerous times about retirement and how I..." February 06

  • Robert Alford announces his release from Falcons

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In what is not a surprise move, the Falcons released cornerback Robert Alford, he announced on Twitter. “Thank you Atlanta for (six) incredible seasons, “ Alford said. “Sucks that it ended on this note. I enjoyed playing in this incredible city...." February 05

  • NFL plans closed roof for Super Bowl game, open for pregame festivities

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NFL plans to have Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s retractable roof closed  for the Super Bowl game tonight, but open for pregame festivities. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an email early this afternoon: “Here’s the plan,..." February 03

  • NFL Players Association already preparing for potential work stoppage in 2021

    New York Daily News "Players in the NFL are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. During the annual National Football League Players Association press conference at the Super Bowl on Thursday, much of the discussion focused on a potential lockout that could take place in 2021, and what the..." February 01

  • Grady Jarrett, Julio Jones remain top offseason priorities for the Falcons

    The Falcoholic "Sometimes you know a thing but you still want to hear it, and I can’t get enough of hearing that the Falcons will be keeping Grady Jarrett and Julio Jones around for as long as possible. Thankfully, Thomas Dimitroff reiterated that again..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell won't give NFL fans the honest answers they deserve

    USA Today "Roger Goodell is the master of double talk and untruths. The NFL commissioner held his annual news conference at the Super Bowl on Wednesday, and there will be no bigger waste of time this week. Which is saying something, given the circus that “Media Night” has..." January 31

  • Could the Falcons bring back RB Jacquizz Rodgers?

    The Falcoholic "The Falcons have some interesting decisions to make in the upcoming 2019 free agency period. Tevin Coleman—who carried the load for Atlanta in 2018 and has been one of the NFL’s premier receiving backs since joining the team in 2015—will be hitting the open..." January 30