Julio Jones reportedly will not be at full strength on Sunday. Jones, who is battling turf toe, will reportedly be little more of a decoy if he even plays against the Los Angeles Rams, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He's going to be a decoy at best. https://t.co/bJYShKIGxT — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) December 10, 2016 In...
The Atlanta Falcons have promoted wide receiver Nick Williams to the active roster and have released cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson
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The banged up Falcons just got grittier. Earlier this week, the Atlanta Falcons churned their roster, swapping a defensive end for another defensive end and a center for a tackle. We remarked this was a good sign for Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu, as the Falcons would be desperately short on depth if two of their starters were out. Well, I have some terrible, terrible news for your...
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 13: Jalen Mills #31 of the Philadelphia Eagles interferes with Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Falcons 24-15. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons all-time leading receiver Roddy White was never...
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The Atlanta Falcons are going for their eighth win. They’re on the road, injured, and facing the Rams. Can they do it? Every week isn’t a must-win, but every game the rest of the way certainly has that flavor. That’s definitely true of this game against the Rams, which is one of the easiest remaining on the schedule, regardless of the circumstances surrounding it. With the...
Sanu, in particular, seems unlikely to play in Sunday’s game. The Falcons are less healthy than they’ve been all season heading into this upcoming game against the Rams, which doesn’t bode particularly well. They’re lucky it’s the Rams they’re facing. We still have a handful of players in limbo for this one, including Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, and Jake Matthews. The...
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is dealing with a nagging toe injury, but it sounds like he is expected to play through it. Although Jones was held out of practice on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he is expected to suit up against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Falcons optimistic WR Julio Jones, who didn't practice Weds, will be able to play vs Rams...
The Atlanta Falcons have one of the top young cornerbacks in the game today in Desmond Trufant, but they’ve found their long-term partner for him on the other side. On Thursday, the team announced it has signed Robert Alford to a four-year extension.According to Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $38 million with $21 million of that guaranteed.That may not seem like an eye-popping...
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have signed cornerback Robert Alford to a four-year contract extension. Alford has played in 53 games over four seasons with the Falcons, including 41 starts. He has nine interceptions, returning two for touchdowns and teaming with Desmond Trufant to give Atlanta one of the league's better cornerback combos. Alford's importance to...
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday tied for the lead in the NFC South and all banged up for the final month of the regular season. Coming off a disheartening loss to Kansas City, the Falcons (7-5) hit the field without star receiver Julio Jones and two other starters who were injured against the Chiefs. Jones is bothered by turf toe, left...
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The Atlanta Falcons are fighting to hold onto their lead in the NFC South after a tough loss on Sunday, and they are hoping their most explosive playmaker can battle through his latest injury. Julio Jones, who has dealt with a number of minor injuries this season, was hobbled late in Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn revealed on Monday...
ATLANTA -- What a homecoming for Eric Berry.A pick six, a pick two and a victory he'll never forget.After Atlanta grabbed the lead with less than 5 minutes to go, Berry intercepted a 2-point conversion pass by Matt Ryan and returned it 99 yards to give Kansas City an improbable 29-28 triumph over the Falcons on Sunday.There were plenty of tears, to be sure.Berry grew up in suburban...
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The NFL is allowing players to wear cleats that have special messages written on them this week. It’s a way for players to help the public become aware of causes that are dear to them. We saw Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar wear cleats that told us a story about his battle with cancer on Thursday. And we will see hundreds of players wearing similar messages during Sunday’s...
A few hours before kickoff, the Georgia Dome, the 71,228 seating capacity stadium that houses that Atlanta Falcons, is quiet. Look closely, though, and you'll see a speck of a bald man, usually dressed in all black with whites sleeves covering his arms, running up and down the stadium steps in the lower bowl as part of an exhausting pre-game ritual. RELATED: Watch Falcons WR Mohamed...
The Kansas City Chiefs are facing an extremely important matchup against the Falcons in Atlanta this upcoming weekend. At a surprising 8-3 on the season, Kansas City currently holds the top wild card spot in the AFC and is just one game behind the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West. One of the biggest keys in a game that pits two likely playoff teams against one another is just how...
Falcons receiver Taylor Gabriel continued his emergence Sunday with two touchdowns and 75 yards in a 39-19 win over the Cardinals. The Falcons took to Twitter to troll the Browns, who released Gabriel during training camp in September. Thanks! @Browns pic.twitter.com/uyn0nwCN7f — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 27, 2016 Gabriel now has five touchdowns (four receiving...
With each passing week, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel is proving his doubters wrong. The undrafted free agent from Abilene Christian has found a home in the Atlanta Falcons offense. He has emerged as a home run threat in the past few weeks for Atlanta, and has been electric every time he has touched the ball. Today was no different, as Gabriel torched the Arizona Cardinals...
The Atlanta Falcons may be in the driver’s seat in the NFC South with a 6-4 record, but the team will reportedly be without one of its best players for the remainder of the season. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pro Bowl corner Desmond Trufant is expected to require season-ending surgery on a torn pectoral he suffered back in Week 9. Big loss: Falcons CB Desmond Trufant...
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