Found June 19, 2013 on NFL Draft Zone:
Last year Brandon Thurmond led the Arkansas-Pine Bluff defense with 70 tackles (41 solo), 25 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble. He is originally from Augusta, Georgia where he attended Laney High School. Brandon Thurmond was a guy that tore the SWAC division up. He was by far the best pass rusher in the entire division.  Thurmond finished the season as SWAC’s defensive player of the year.  Thurmond also added one pass break-up, seven quarterback hurries, three recovered fumbles, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. This kid is a true gamer, and now is trying to make the roster on the Atlanta Falcons. I sat down with Brandon for an interview with NFL Draft Zone.  Please check out our interview here:How many teams were recruiting you coming out of high school and how did you make your decision? Only 2, I made my decision threw my high school coach “ Coach Ashmon” He knew the coach at Arkansas Pine Bluff they wanted to see some film on me a...

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Falcons notebook: No Skype for absent Gonzalez

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- When the Falcons drafted cornerback Desmond Trufant in the first round and he was unable to participate in the early stages of offseason team activities because of a rule in the collective bargaining agreement, they did everything they could to get Trufant up to speed. To that end, a defensive coach used Skype to keep Trufant abreast of what the team was doing...

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Julio Jones Cuts Out Beef and Pork

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The Atlanta Falcons are going futuristic with their new stadium

I guess it makes sense when you consider costs that are exceeding the billion-dollar mark, but it's strange to see the next wave of NFL stadiums as they become very exotic and Olympic-like.  The Atlanta Falcons are replacing the Georgia Dome, even though it's only 21 years old, and the now-approved design for the new venue is the wildest we've seen yet in American...

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Tony Gonzalez wins PFWA Good Guy Award

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Atlanta Falcons release newly approved conceptual stadium designs

This is actually happening. Updated conceptual designs for a new billion dollar Atlanta Falcons stadium have been approved.

Atlanta Falcons launch website for new out-of-this-world stadium.

The Atlanta Falcons have unveiled a website for the team's future home on Wednesday. The design for the new stadium, which is expected to also be the site for the SEC championship game, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game, and the Chick-fil-A Bowl was given final approval by Georgia World Congress Center Authority's Stadium Development Committee on Tuesday. The new stadium is also...
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