Found September 19, 2013 on Online Sports Guys:
((HT: It took $14.5-million and a 116-16 vote by the congregation, but it appears that the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church is taking the money and allowing the Falcons to move onto their space... Here's the explanation: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed let this statement out and was positive towards Mt. Vernon Reverend Rodney Turner "I am pleased that the congregation of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church was able to vote on this important matter. The decision tonight ensures that the Atlanta Falcons can continue pursuing their goal of building a best-in-class sports facility that will also expand economic development not only in the city, but also in the surrounding neighborhoods. This step forward also will allow this historic church to relocate and continue to serve its congregation and our community." Mt. Vernon and Friendship Baptist are the two churches in the southern end of the territory that is requested to build the new Falcons facility. The city of ...

With Jackson out, Falcons' Snelling aims to help run game

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Hes a quiet, low-profile personality with a playing style to match, so its easy to overlook the fact that runningback Jason Snelling ranks among the longest-tenured members of the Atlanta Falcons. Snelling is in his seventh year in Atlanta, one of only five players who were drafted by the team before the arrival of general managerThomas Dimitroff and head coach...

Versatile Snelling set to help Falcons at RB, FB

There's a good reason Jason Snelling has stuck around for seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons despite starting only five games in that span. Snelling's value is his versatility, a strength which again became a key after the Falcons were hit with a rash of injuries this week. Fullback Bradie Ewing separated his left shoulder and was lost for the season. Running back Steven...

Falcons' LT Sam Baker to miss game at Miami

The Atlanta Falcons will be without left tackle Sam Baker in Sunday's game at Miami. Baker missed practice all week with foot and knee injuries and was listed as out on Friday's injury report. The Falcons have lost five starters to injuries this week. Defensive end Kroy Biermann (torn Achilles) and fullback Bradie Ewing (separated shoulder) are out for the season. Linebacker...

Steven Jackson expected to miss three weeks

Vaughn McClure of ESPN believes it looks like the Falcons will be without Steven Jackson for the next three weeks. If this is the case,  the Falcons are going to have to throw the ball even more than they already have because there’s no way Jason Snelling and Jazcquizz Rodgers are going to win games for them.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Steven...

Julio Jones is Questionable

Atlanta wideout Julio Jones is listed as questionable, but is expected to play.Fantasy Spin:Jones went off for 11 catches and 182 yards receiving in the 31-24 Falcons victory. The highlight of the game had to be Julio's effortless 81-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. The 24-year-old's talent knows no bounds and a sore knee won't stop him.

Atlanta Falcons: 2013 Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#11)

Last week: 12 The Falcons built a big early lead against the Rams and eventually won, improving to 1-1, but the way they played after they lost regulars with injuries has to be concerning going forward. Asante Samuel will probably be back this week, but Steven Jackson, Kroy Biermann, and Sean Weatherspoon are all expected to be out for an extended period of time. With a sneaky tough...

Injured Baker ruled out for Falcons-Fins on Sunday

The banged-up Falcons have ruled out left tackle Sam Baker (kneefoot problems) for Sunday's game at Miami, raising the number of Atlanta starters sidelined to injuries compared to last week to five. The Falcons also listed cornerback Asante Samuel (thigh) and wide receivers Roddy White (knee) and Julio Jones (knee) as questionable. Samuel was inactive for the season opener...

Sam Baker Will Not Play Against Dolphins

The story of the season so far for the Falcons has been injuries. Last week the Falcons lost two starters, Kroy Biermann and Bradie Ewing, for the entire season and also lost Steven Jackson and Sean Weatherspoon for multiple games. Now, it's Matt Ryan's safety blanket, Sam Baker, that will be out this weekend. Earlier this week Thomas Dimitroff talked about how...

Roddy White Limited Friday

Hobbled Falcons receiver Roddy White was a limited participant in practice and is listed as questionable just as he was last week.Fantasy Spin:White won't be fantasy worthy until he is over his high-ankle sprain which is still a couple of weeks away. He'll be in uniform, but his five receptions for 40 yards over the first two weeks tells you all you need to know. Looks elsewhere...

New Falcons Chaney, Gaither adjusting to new setting

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- During his three-plus seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, linebacker Jamar Chaney, signed by the Falcons on Tuesday, passed through a dizzying number of defensive coordinators and positional coaches -- so much so that he had trouble remembering all of their names.Along with eight-year veteran Omar Gaither, Chaney was signed to provide linebacker depth at...

Steven Jackson Will Likely Miss Three Weeks

According to Vaughn McClure of, it "looks like" Falcons running back Steven Jackson (thigh) will be out three weeks.Fantasy Spin:The Falcons have a bye in Week 6, so we might not see Jackson on the field again until Week 7. Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will split playing time in his absence.

Falcons' Jerry set to battle younger brother in Miami

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Its not terribly uncommon in the NFL for brothers to compete against each other on opposite teams, but when it does happen as in last weeksManning Bowl so often it often seems the brothers happen to play on the same side of the ball. That also was the case in 2010 when Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux played against Seattle when his brother Jordan...

Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins: 2013 Week 3 NFL Pick

Atlanta Falcons (1-1) at Miami Dolphins (2-0) The Falcons have been destroyed by injuries thus far this season. Talented linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss at least 8 weeks after being put on short-term IR this week, taking away one of the few average or better starters the Falcons have on that side of the ball. Kroy Biermann, meanwhile, is out for the season with injury. He’s...

Atlanta Falcons Limping Into Miami With Further Injuries Reported

With a game that's being considered a benchmark game for the resurgent Miami Dolphins (2-0) coming up in a few days, the last thing the Atlanta Falcons (1-1) needed was more injuries to contend with. But they got exactly that. The Atlanta M.A.S.H. unit--which already included season-ending injuries to Mike Johnson, Bradie Ewing and Kroy Biermann, as well as some long-term injuries to Steven

Miami Dolphins News and Notes: Preparing for the Falcons

If you like offense, passing offense to be exact, the game against the Falcons and Dolphins could prove to be a very exciting contest.With Matt Ryan’s cannon arm and his cast of characters to throw to and Ryan Tannehill, who is becoming one of the elite passers in this league, the chance to see over 600 yards in passing offense is very real.Now that the Falcons running back Steven...
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