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Report: Falcons let go of big named player

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Atlanta Falcons are joining 31 other NFL teams, all in which are making cuts...
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Falcons cut 2 defensive starters: S Moore and LB Durant

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have released a pair of defensive starters: longtime safety William Moore and linebacker Justin Durant. Moore was a second-round pick in 2009 and one of the senior members of the team. He played in 76 games with 72 starts over seven seasons, earning a Pro Bowl selection in 2012. But the hard-hitting Moore was plagued by injuries, playing...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons release LB Justin Durant, S William Moore

The Atlanta Falcons have parted ways with two veteran defenders, as they announced the releases of linebacker Justin Durant and safety William Moore on Monday afternoon.Falcons head coach Dan Quinn praised both Durant and Moore upon their departure from the team.Via the Falcons' official website:Durant and Moore are both former second-round draft picks who are now 30 years old. Moore...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons hire former Chiefs assistant GM Joel Collier

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons continue to shake up their front office, hiring Joel Collier as director of pro personnel. The hiring was announced Monday by general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Collier joins the Falcons after a five-year stint as Kansas City's assistant general manager, which ended after the 2013 season. With the Chiefs, he worked under Scott Pioli...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Release S William Moore & LB Justin Durant

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they’ve released veteran S William Moore and LB Justin Durant on Monday. “We want to thank both of these guys for their commitment and work ethic,” Head Coach Dan Quinn said. “They battled through injuries to give everything they had for their teammates this season and I will always be appreciative of that.” According to
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Falcons Name Joel Collier Director of Pro Personnel

The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they’ve named Joel Collier their new Director of Pro Personnel. “After a thorough and comprehensive search, I am pleased to have Joel Collier join us as our director of pro personnel,” General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “He brings an extensive personnel background to our department, and he will provide strong leadership to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

A look ahead towards the Falcons’ offseason

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Comfortable. That’s the word I would use to describe the Atlanta Falcons...
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Atlanta Falcons: Plans to keep Roddy White

According to a report from D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Falcons are likely to keep veteran receiver Roddy White on the roster in 2016. White, who has two years remaining on his contract, has said that he’d like to remain in Atlanta. He was only targeted by Matt Ryan 67 times in 2016, and he had his worst statistical year since 2006...
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NFL Notes: Calvin Johnson, Tom Coughlin, Chargers, & Falcons

Calvin Johnson Lions president Rod Wood told reporters on Friday that their plan is to give WR Calvin Johnson, who is considering retirement, time to make a decision as to whether he’ll be back. “Right now I want him to come to his own conclusion and decide what he wants to do,” Wood said, via Kyle Meinke of “I wouldn’t want to try to convince him to play,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: What kind of car would the Atlanta Falcons be?

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Every NFL team is unique in terms of history, ownership, values, ideas, performances...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons offseason to-do list, starting with helping out Julio Jones

Each day between now and post-Super Monday, we’ll roll out a get-to-the-point offseason plan for one NFL team. Today, the Falcons; tomorrow, the Jets. After that, we’ll finish up with the Super Bowl teams. Here’s our three-point plan for Atlanta:1. FIND SOME HELP FOR JULIO JONESThe Falcons offense was two things in 2015: running back Devonta Freeman and wide receiver Julio...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Senior Bowl Mock: Falcons Selection

With the 17th pick of the 2016 NFL Mock Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select… Dan Quinn needs to continue to add pieces to his defense, and Leonard Floyd is a solid pick here. He’s an athletic and lengthy DE who can rush the passer at will. He struggles a bit to set the edge, but that’ll come with coaching and added strength. The Falcons need help rushing the passer, and Floyd...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Evaluation of the Falcons Draft Needs

Embed from Getty Images The Atlanta Falcons need lots of help in this year NFL Draft 2016. Here are my early evaluations of what they need: They need a pass rusher. Vic Beasley is a good one, but the Falcons need one that can change the game. Like Jonathan Bullard, and Kevin Dodd. these would be nice addition to our defensive line. We need another lineman to protect Matt...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman Slams Down Chris Ivory For A Tackle During Pro Bowl

For some reason, the Pro Bowl saw a number of guys play out of position. Odell Beckham lined up at safety, Michael Bennett played running back, Richard Sherman played a little offense, and apparently Devonta Freeman played a little defense as well (I'll be honest; I watched the game and don't remember this play).He made a pretty nice tackle on New York Jets running back Chris Ivory. Read more »
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WATCH: Jameis Winston Runs On Field To Celebrate Touchdown With Former College Teammate Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was one of if not the most pleasant surprise of the season. He was expected to share time with rookie Tevin Coleman, but when Coleman lost time due to an injury Freeman got the opportunity to shine and he did. His reward will hopefully be a nice, new contract in the future, but for now it was his first Pro Bowl bid.His touchdown late in...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston helps Devonta Freeman celebrate in endzone

Jameis Winston and Devonta Freeman spent plenty of time celebrating touchdowns during Florida State’s 2013 national title run, and they once again had the opportunity to meet in the end zone during Sinday’s Pro Bowl.  Freeman, a running back for the Atlanta Falcons, ran one in during the first quarter Sunday, and Winston, who was not in the game at the time, was the first to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM Dimitroff stresses close relationship with Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) After hanging on to his job, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff says he wants to keep building his relationship with coach Dan Quinn and get the team back to the playoffs. Dimitroff spoke Thursday at the team's training complex with Quinn at his side, the GM's first public comments since owner Arthur Blank brought him back for 2016. Dimitroff...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones endorses Falcons’ new stadium for Super Bowl LIII

Already thinking ahead to Super Bowl LIII (53), Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed that the Atlanta Falcons’ new Mercedes-Benz Stadium would be the perfect venue for the 2019 Championship game. “Well, that stadium has Super Bowl written all over it,” Jones said, per Vaughn McClure of following practice at the Senior Bowl. “It is nothing short of magnificent...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: New additions to the coaching staff

The Falcons are making some changes on their coaching staff. Jerome Henderson, who has spent the last four seasons as the Cowboys’ defensive backs coach, will join the Falcons as a passing game coordinator on defense, NFL Media reports. Henderson’s contract with the Cowboys was up, so he doesn’t need permission to leave for Atlanta. He had also interviewed for the Jaguars...
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REPORT: New Atlanta Falcons Stadium Is Behind Schedule, Over Budget

After one more season playing inside the Georgia Dome, the Atlanta Falcons will be heading to their brand new, retractable roof stadium next door for the 2017 season. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is scheduled to become one of the top stadiums in all the country, hosting the Falcons along with MLS soccer, the SEC Championship Game, the Peach Bowl and future National Championship Games in...
Via Gamedayr
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Five targets for the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons hoped to have a much better season in 2015 with a revamped defense under the guidance of new head coach Dan Quinn. However, they finished the year 8-8 and ensured that they would once again miss the playoffs. They are looking to improve the back end of their secondary, which is still very young. You also have to look towards the future for this team and it may...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons retain GM Thomas Dimitroff

Thomas Dimitroff will remain the general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, owner Arthur Blank announced Friday. There has been uncertainty regarding the status of Dimitroff, who accepted a reduced role after the hiring of first-year coach Dan Quinn. But Quinn said part of the reason he took the job was the partnership with Dimitroff, and Blank cited that working relationship as a...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tevin Coleman in concussion protocol after falling in shower

The NFL has never taken concussions more seriously than it does at the moment. In the case of Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman, that concern extends to any head injures that occur off the field as well. Dan Quinn said Tevin Coleman slipped in shower and is in concussion protocol. — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) December 24, 2015 While it's never a good karma...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan is no longer a franchise quarterback

“Had a spark when you started but now you’re just garbage/Fell from top 10 to not mentioned at all…” — Jay Z from “Takeover” on The Blueprint (2001) Do you remember a time when Matty Ice was regarded as a top 10 quarterback in the NFL? As recently as a few seasons ago, Ryan was at the helm of a potent Atlanta Falcons offense, a team that regularly dominated the...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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