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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Starting left cornerback Asante Samuel will not play in Atlanta's final preseason game against Jacksonville, Falcons head coach Mike Smith told FOXSportsSouth.com.
The cornerback, however, remains on track to play in Week 1 at New Orleans.
Samuel injured his thigh during the Falcons' preseason loss to the Titans on Saturday, playing only four snaps, tied for the fewest among defensive players that night. Samuel, a four-time Pro Bowler, posted five interceptions last season.
"We anticipate Asante will be back for the Saints game," Smith said.
Without Samuel, the Falcons might start two rookie cornerbacks, first-round pick Desmond Trufant on the right and second-rounder Robert Alford on the left. The latter struggled in a big way against the Titans, but Smith defended Alford on Monday, saying some plays that appeared to be his fault were actually missed assignments by other Falcons.
"I think Robert, as I said after the game, he got put...
BEST OF MAXIM
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel exited last night’s
preseason game after suffering a thigh injury, according to D. Orlando
Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
#Falcons CB Asante Samuel had a thigh injury. His return is questionable.
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) August 25, 2013
At the time of his injury, Samuel was questionable to
return. He was...
The Atlanta Falcons currently sit at 0-3 this pre-season, and although this useless record means absolutely nothing going into the upcoming regular season, there are a few issues that are developing from the three matchups that have been played so far; namely, that quarterback Dominique Davis has looked a bit shaky during his time on the field.
Davis, in his second season with the...
The Atlanta Falcons waived eleven players Sunday in the wake of their 27-23 exhibition loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Eight of the players were signed as 2013 college free agents by the Falcons this past April 29th. The complete list includes: TE Tim Biere, FB Devonte Campbell, LB Nick Clancy, TE Colin Cloherty, QB Seth Doege, DE Cam Henderson, T Jeff Nady, RB Donald Russell...
The Atlanta Falcons have waived 11 players after losing their third straight preseason game.
The Falcons announced Sunday they have cut tight end Tim Biere, fullback Devonte Campbell, linebacker Nick Clancy, tight end Colin Cloherty, quarterback Seth Doege, defensive end Cam Henderson, offensive tackle Jeff Nady, running back Donald Russell, safety Troy Sanders, center Matt Smith...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. For Falcons fans who watched Saturday's preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans, it seemed as if, indeed, the sky was falling.
Quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked five times in a little more than two quarters. To compare, Ryan was sacked more than that only once in a regular season game last season.
That's how quarterbacks get hurt.
"We gave up way...
In his second season, Julio Jones had more than 1,000 yards receiving, reached the Pro Bowl and scored two touchdowns in the NFC championship game.
So what part of his game is he looking to build on in Year 3?
''All around,'' he said. ''The coaches are doing a good job with me, just moving me around, putting me in spaces to make plays - in the backfield...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Linebacker Brian Banks and his inspiring story are still standing, as the Atlanta Falcons pared down to the NFL-mandated maximum of 75 players on Monday roughly 30 hours before the deadline.
In our sixth installment of our NFL Divisional Previews, today we take a look at the NFC South. Teams are listed in the order of their projected finish.
Atlanta Falcons – Atlanta looks like they could be the class of the NFC in 2013. They upgraded at running back with Steven Jackson and will benefit greatly from having Tony Gonzalez in the fold for another season. Look for Julio...
The third preseason game of the year is commonly referred to as the dress rehearsal for the regular season. It's the game in which the starters are going to get the most reps, and halftime adjustments will be made by the coaching staff. If what we saw from the Atlanta Falcons last week was a dress rehearsal, they are nowhere near ready for opening night.
The Falcons came out and got off to
Say this about the Atlanta Falcons: They don’t rest on their laurels. Coming up just 10 yards short of the Super Bowl and winning an NFC-best...
The third pre-season game is where you get to see your starters for an extended period of time and you generally start to see the team coming together for better or worse. If that's the case, then after this performance by the Falcons, I'm in desperate need of a Neuralyzer.
First the good. The Falcons won the first quarter 6-0 and their first three drives took...
Guest Post By Parker Jones
The Atlanta Falcons overachieved and underachieved at the same time last season. While they finished with the best record in the NFC at 13-3, they didn’t play well in the playoffs (or really even show up). Seattle nearly beat them, and the team fell horribly flat against San Francisco.
So while the Falcons don’t have too much work to do (to remain one...
Howdy, everyone! As Water Cooler Sports continues to grow and our appetite for NFC South ever more ravenous, I think it’s time for me to expand my contributions beyond Grits, Gravy, and Gumbo (GGAG) and Atlanta Falcons beat coverage. With the encouragement of our beloved editor, therefore, I am excited to announce that starting next week, […]The post Announcing “Chris’ Penn”...
The Women's Soccer team started their season this weekend. They lost to Stanford on Friday and beat BU Sunday.The Falcons waived Nick Clancy. Let's hope he catches on somewhere.BC will stream Addazio's Monday press conferences live throughout the season. I don't expect them to be especially entertaining but it will be nice to have immediate access.Dennis Clifford...
Here are five things to watch for Atlanta's preseason finale at home against Jacksonville on Thursday:
1. Dont expect to see the starters much.
Head coach Mike Smith will follow the same plan as last year's preseason finale: Staying healthy is always the goal.
Smith is the anti-Rex Ryan in almost every way, particularly when it comes to having the common sense not to jeopardize...