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FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Atlanta Falcons: 17 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents - league year and free agency begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st ...
Via 60 Max Power O
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Release G Justin Blalock, Free Up $3.79M In Cap Space

The Atlanta Falcons also announced the release of G Justin Blalock on Friday. Blalock, 31, still had another two years remaining on his six-year, $38.4 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed, He would have made base salaries of $4.75 million and $6.15 million over the remaining years of the agreement. According to OverTheCap.com, this move frees up $3,790,000 in...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Release Wide Receiver Harry Douglas

Harry Douglas is a good wide receiver. He has done well over the course of his career with the Falcons. He has not always been a statistical giant and is the No. 3 wide receiver in Atlanta, but he's been a reliable one that has been able to step in and perform when Roddy White or Julio Jones have been out with injuries. Going forward though it appears that the Falcons are going to...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Release WR Harry Douglas

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Atlanta Falcons have released WR Harry Douglas. Douglas, 30, was in the final year of his four-year, $12.5 million contract that included $3 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $3.5 million for the upcoming season. According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Douglas will free up $3.5 million available cap space while...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steven Jackson vows to continue playing after release: 'I can still punish a defense'

Soon after running back Steven Jackson was released by the Atlanta Falcons after two seasons, he took to his official website: “A lot has been written lately about my future,” Jackson wrote. “There are questions about my age, and what I have left in the tank. Of that, I will simply say this. For the first nine years of my career, I was used like a battering ram, punishing...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steven Jackson Speaks on His Release “I Can Still Punish a Defense”

As reported on Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons released veteran running back Steven Jackson after two seasons with the team. Quick to put up a statement regarding his release on his own website, Jackson had this to say about a whole host of topics. Now that the Atlanta Falcons and I have parted ways, I want to say thank you to the organization, and the entire city of Atlanta. In...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Jacquizz Rodgers Be the Next to Go in Atlanta?

The Atlanta Falcons made the move Thursday that many expected they would make when they let running back Steven Jackson go. The former Oregon State product was not the yardage machine that he was in St. Louis and cutting him freed up $3.75 million in cap space, but he may not be the only back that the Falcons say goodbye to.Don't be surprised if Jacquizz Rodgers ends up playing...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons release Steven Jackson

The hits keep coming for NFL running backs. A day after the Detroit Lions sent Reggie Bush packing, veteran running back Steven Jackson was released by the Atlanta Falcons. On the surface, this move is not surprising. Jackson, 31, put up 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns in two seasons with the Falcons. The former Pro Bowler was set to count $4.92 million against the cap in 2015. By...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: This Atlanta Falcons fan’s dog is not really in the mood to rise up

The Atlanta Falcons and their fans are all about rising up. Just don’t tell this Falcons fan’s dog. He’s pretty tuckered out after a long day of doing absolutely nothing. via imgur AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that should trade for Adrian Peterson Free Agency Preview: The 10 best defensive linemen on the market in 2015 You may also be interested in: PHOTO: This...
Via cover32 - Falcons
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign kicker Matt Bryant to contract extension

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have signed kicker Matt Bryant to a contract extension. Bryant could have been an unrestricted free agent. Bryant, who joined the Falcons in 2010, was successful on 29 of 32 field-goal attempts last season. He led the NFL with seven field goals of 50 yards or longer. Since joining the Falcons, Bryant has made 88.6 percent of his field-goal attempts...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Explosive RB Antone Smith says he wants to keep playing for the Atlanta Falcons

Did anybody have a more efficient 2014 season than Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith? I’m hard-pressed to think of one. Despite carrying the ball just 23 times he managed 144 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns. He also added three touchdowns in the receiving game while being targeted only 13 times… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up as the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Proposed new Atlanta Falcons helmet is the best one out there so far

Right now concept helmets for NFL teams are all the rage, including models made for the Atlanta Falcons. Here’s the latest one that dropped earlier this week from the folks at Paul Bunyan Design. Via Paul Bunyan Design That is sharp. You can check out all the NFL helmets from PBD right here. You may also be interested in: Proposed new Atlanta Falcons helmet is the best one out...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign FB Patrick DiMarco, DE Cliff Matthews to extensions

  The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive end Cliff Matthews to contract extensions. Matthews could have signed with another team as an unrestricted free agent. DiMarco has played in 30 games with 14 starts with Atlanta. He has 17 catches for 111 yards and one touchdown and has no career carries. Matthews, a sixth-round pick in 2011, had six tackles...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign DiMarco, Matthews to contract extensions

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive end Cliff Matthews to contract extensions. Matthews could have signed with another team as an unrestricted free agent. DiMarco has played in 30 games with 14 starts with Atlanta. He has 17 catches for 111 yards and one touchdown and has no career carries. Matthews, a sixth-round pick in 2011,...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons news: NFL Combine edition

The Atlanta Falcons brass has been very busy at the 2015 NFL combine. First off, the chemistry between newly hired head coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff has appeared to strengthen significantly. The two are beginning to get on the same page in terms of the type of players and athletes that Atlanta pursues. The Falcons have been paying extra attention to the defensive talent...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing Steven Jackson’s Future with the Atlanta Falcons

The year was 2004. Blink 182 and Green Day were all the rage. Lance Armstrong became a national hero winning his sixth Tour de France title, and Ken Jennings won the intellectual crowd’s envy earning over $2.5 million on Jeopardy. Mark Zuckerberg’s trendy new website Facebook was gaining steam in pop culture, and the NFL was reeling from Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Falcons coach Dan Quinn answered fan questions on Twitter

New Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is a busy man. He just recently finished up his duties as defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks in one of the great Super Bowls of all-time and immediately started his new job with the Falcons. After five successful years under Mike Smith, the Falcons fell on hard times in 2013 and 2014 finishing 4-12 and 6-10. Quinn takes over for...
Via This Given Sunday
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Worst Draft Round for Thomas Dimitroff as Falcons GM

General Manager Thomas Dimitroff has drafted “wishy washy” over the past seven seasons. Currently, he’s preparing for his eighth draft with the Atlanta Falcons. In honor of that, I want to give my take on which rounds have served the Falcons the best and the worst over the past seven seasons.However, I am going to exclude the first round draft choices. This is because Matt...
Via Pro Football Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons look to shake up backfield

When Steven Jackson signed with the Atlanta Falcons two seasons ago, he spoke about the team being “one good running back away from the Super Bowl,” as the Falcons were coming off a 13-3 campaign. Needless to say, Jackson wasn’t the answer. After rushing for over 100 yards just once in his 27 starts while averaging a quiet 3.6 yards per carry with the Falcons, Jackson appears...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons owner embarrassed by artificial crowd noise

The NFL is currently investigating whether the Atlanta Falcons piped artificial crowd noise into their stadium during home games. Apparently owner Arthur Blank has seen enough to know his team broke the rules. After introducing new head coach Dan Quinn on Tuesday, Blank said he believes what his team did this past season and in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons being investigated for fake crowd noise

The Atlanta Falcons are being investigated for potentially piping artificial crowd noise into their stadium over the past two seasons, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter reports that the offense would likely result in a fine and the loss of a draft pick. A Falcons spokesperson acknowledged that the team was aware of the investigation...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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