FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Atlanta Falcons 2016 Draft Recap

The Atlanta Falcons went into the 2016 NFL Draft with a mindset that usually backfires, drafting for a need. Atlanta questionably passed up on some players in order to fill holes on their roster that could have been addressed later on in the draft. Round 1 (17 Overall) Keanu Neal was the first selection for Thomas Dimitroff in the 2016 draft. Neal is a physical safety that hits...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons writer gives team awful draft grade

The Atlanta Falcons draft class hasn’t been one of the best-received by critics so far, and it’s safe to say there were definitely some questionable calls. AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft 2016: Five teams that killed it NFL Draft 2016: Recapping all seven rounds NFL Draft 2016: Grading each first round pick They took safety Keanu Neal with their 17th-overall selection, though he...
Via cover32
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grading all of the Falcons 2016 Draft selections

The Atlanta Falcons did most of their offseason work in free agency, so it’s fair to think the draft was strictly a bonus round to add to the roster. AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft 2016: Five teams that killed it NFL Draft 2016: Recapping all seven rounds NFL Draft 2016: Grading each first round pick At least, that’s how Falcons fans should think, because this wasn’t the best all...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Versatile Devin Fuller drafted by Atlanta Falcons in seventh round

Usually by the time we reach the seventh round of the NFL Draft, it is essentially cleanup duty for the teams with picks remaining. It is almost a matter of picking a name out of a hat and hoping that a player can develop into a starter after several seasons. However, the Atlanta Falcons ignored this trend by drafting Devin Fuller, wide receiver from UCLA, with pick No. 238 in the...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A quick look at the Falcons new selection Austin Hooper

While I was very happy to add the needs on Defensive this year with the first couple picks I will tell you I’m thrilled over the addition of Austin Hooper . He was a Mackey Award finalist this past season while going on to produce 438 yards with Six touchdowns. Let’s take a look at him as a whole all around player. AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft 2016: Recapping round two and three...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons pick another speedy linebacker in fourth round.

After the Atlanta Falcons used their first two picks of the 2016 NFL Draft on defensive players, (safety Keanu Neal and linebacker Deion Jones) the team finally went offensive in the third round, selecting tight end Austin Hooper. However, in the fourth round, the Falcons went right back on the defensive, selecting Minnesota linebacker De’vondre Campbell with the 115 pick. Campbell...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons release recruiting video to undrafted free agents

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are recruiting undrafted free agents, and they began the process before the final round of the NFL draft. The Falcons are emphasizing the recent success of undrafted free agents in making the roster and even earning starting role. The team sent a video to NFL agents on Saturday morning and also posted the video on YouTube. Falcons...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons choose TE Austin Hooper in third round

After the Atlanta Falcons spent the first two rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft shopping for defensive players, the team finally found some offensive talent in the third round, when they selected Stanford tight end Austin Hooper with the 81st pick. Hooper joins safety Keanu Neal (17th overall) and linebacker Deion Jones (52nd) in the Falcons 2016 draft class. While tight end hasn’t...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons look to add depth with 3 picks left in NFL draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Dan Quinn likes how the Atlanta Falcons are positioned heading into the last day of the NFL draft. Though the Falcons selected Florida safety Keanu Neal in the first round and LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second, Quinn says Falcons would like to add to both positions when they pick in the fourth, sixth and seventh rounds. Quinn says Atlanta needs...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Deion Jones to Atlanta Falcons fans: 'I'm a really passionate player'

No. 52 player picked overall.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
2 days ago

Falcons draft LSU linebacker Deion Jones in 2nd round

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have taken LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round of the NFL draft to shore up a pass rush that's been among the NFL's worst over the last three years. Jones joins Florida safety Keanu Neal, drafted 17th overall, as second-year coach Dan Quinn seeks upgrades in the front seven. Jones was a team captain last season, leading LSU...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Waive TE Beau Gardner & OL Adam Replogle

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they’ve waived TE Beau Gardner and OL Adam Replogle with injury settlements on Friday. Replogle, 25, wound up signing on with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana back in 2013. He was unable to make the 53-man roster during his rookie season, but was later added to the team’s practice squad. Atlanta elected to bring him back...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: At least five teams in on Josh Norman

Josh Norman is unsurprisingly garnering plenty of interest, with five teams in particular being named as potential suitors. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Atlanta Falcons are among those in, and bidding is expected to get expensive. #Falcons in on CB Josh Norman along w/ #49ers, #Bucs, #Dolphins & #Bears. Bidding likely to get north of CB Janoris Jenkins (5...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

3 potential difference makers for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off a season where they barely finished at .500. With the NFL draft upcoming, the Falcons will look to add depth and potential starters to their areas of need. Through free agency, the Falcons added some playmakers at various positions of need and the Falcons feel like those players can contribute right away. This season, the Falcons have one of the...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kroy Biermann could wind up being steal of NFL free agency

Former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann is still looking for a team, and it’s truly shocking that he doesn’t have a contract yet. The former fifth-round pick last met with the Buffalo Bills and, though his overall versatility is something that defense-oriented coaches like Rex Ryan dream of, a deal was not struck. Moreover, the fact that Biermann has not yet found...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in Atlanta Falcons history

The Atlanta Falcons have one of the most storied histories in the NFL. They began play in 1966 have recently become one of the teams that always seemed prepared to compete in the NFC, but fall just short of making it over the hump. There have been some pretty talented players to take the field for the Falcons. From a pair of great linebackers that made their name hitting people in...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan needs to step up

Matt Ryan had a very disappointing season in 2015. He and the Falcons started off the season winning their first five games with Ryan playing very well in those games. He averaged 291.2 yards per game and only threw four interceptions during this span. Atlanta fell onto hard times after this winning stretch and lost eight of their final 11 games. This dramatic fall is in large part...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Weatherspoon finds NFL game check he forgot to deposit

It happens to everybody, you put off depositing a check and before you know it, you’ve forgotten to deposit it at all. Now, in my own experiences that doesn’t necessarily mean forgetting about the check entirely, but it does happen. Sean Weatherspoon experienced something quite similar, although it appears as though he may have lost his check altogether, before finding it...
Via The Comeback
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL player sues over denied disability benefits

The case of Charles Dimry is a reminder that the NFL continues to face lawsuits from former players concerning their injuries. Dimry, a former fifth-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 1988 out of UNLV, is suing the NFL’s retirement plan for denying him disability benefits he tried to claim. Dimry played 12 seasons in the league as a cornerback and says he suffered two major...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Atlanta’s Super Bowl bid in question over religious liberty bill

The NFL insinuated Friday that a controversial proposed religious liberty bill in Georgia could hurt Atlanta’s bid to host a Super Bowl. The bill would allow faith-based organizations to deny services to people who violate their “sincerely held religious beliefs.” It is essentially a way around the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage. The statement from league spokesman...
Via The Comeback
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Falcons assistant apologizes for inappropriate combine question

Atlanta Falcons assistant coach Marquand Manuel issued a statement of apology on Monday for asking cornerback Eli Apple if he “likes men” during an interview at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. Via ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Manuel’s statement reads: “I take full responsibility for the inappropriate question I asked at the Combine. It was wrong and I apologize to Eli Apple...
Via Sportsnaut
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Roddy White hints Kyle Shanahan to blame for release

After the Atlanta Falcons gave him his release, Roddy White did not hold back his opinions about the team’s offense in 2015. White spoke to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure at the UAB alumni football game on Saturday and he did not pull any punches when it came to his feelings about offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, saying that he had an inkling that the team didn’t want him during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Falcons apologize for asking Eli Apple if he likes men at combine

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn formally apologized on behalf of the organization after one of his assistant coaches apparently asked former Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Eli Apple if he likes men during an interview at the NFL Scouting Combine. “I am really disappointed in the question that was asked by one of our coaches,” Quinn said in a statement released by the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons release Roddy White

The 11-year relationship between wide receiver Roddy White and the Atlanta Falcons has officially come to an end. Atlanta announced on Wednesday afternoon that it has released the four-time Pro Bowler and franchise’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. In making the announcement, Falcons owner Arthur Blank had this to say: “It is always...
Via Sportsnaut
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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