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The Atlanta Falcons waived defensive end Ray Edwards for insubordination, Fox Sports reported Sunday. Atlanta reportedly cut Edwards for refusing to join a team gathering after last week's loss to the New Orleans Saints. According to the report, coach Mike Smith called players over to gather in the locker room, but Edwards ignored him and sat alone. After three attempts requesting him to join the team, he was ordered over by teammates. Team owner Arthur Blank and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were reportedly in the locker room during the incident.
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Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, the teams leading tackler prior to getting injured on Oct. 28, will miss his third straight game, but second-year wide receiver Julio Jones is active for Atlantas game for Sundays game with Arizona.
Weatherspoon suffered an ankle injury in a 30-17 victory over Philadelphia and has yet to practice. Jones injured his ankle in last Sundays 31-27...
ATLANTA Michael Turner, in some small measure, felt vindicated.
After all, Paul Dunn, the Atlanta Falcons assistant offensive line coach, had delivered a message to the veteran running back and his teammates in meetings this week, pulling aside his short-yardage unit to remind them of its potential. There was little screaming. Just a reminder; A simple message concerning what the...
Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Joe Hawley was suspended on Monday for four games for violation of the NFLs policy on performing enhancing substances.
Hawleys suspension is effective immediately. According to a statement by the team, the suspension ends on Monday, Dec. 17, following the Falcons home game with the New York Giants.
Hawleys natural position is center and he played...
In Week 10, the Atlanta Falcons saw their chances at a perfect season dashed by the rival New Orleans Saints. Following the defeat, Head Coach Mike Smith called a team huddle.
Apparently, defensive end Ray Edwards didn’t get the memo that he was a part of the team, as it reportedly took him three requests and an ordering from his teammates to join the huddle. NFL Network contributor...
Several starters for the Atlanta Falcons, including wide
receiver Julio Jones (ankle), running back Michael Turner (groin), linebacker
Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) and defensive end John Abraham (back), are
questionable to play against the Arizona Cardinals today, while tight end Tony
Gonzalez (shoulder), linebacker Mike Peterson (foot) and defensive lineman
Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Joe Hawley has been suspended four games for violating NFL rules against performance-enhancing substances.
The league announced the penalty Monday, one day after the NFC-leading Falcons improved to 9-1 with a 23-19 victory over Arizona.
Hawley is a backup behind Falcons longtime center Todd McClure. The suspension begins immediately, meaning Hawley...
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has had a solid fantasy football season, ranking 12th in ESPN among receivers so fat this season. Jones status for this week’s game is in question after being listed as questionable after suffering a shin injury last week against the New Orleans Saints. The speedy reviver has not practiced this week and could miss this afternoon’s game against the...
ATLANTA -- On a miserable day, Matt Ryan came through when it counted for the Atlanta Falcons. Ryan overcame a career-worst five interceptions, guiding Atlanta to its only offensive touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the Falcons rallied from their first loss of the season for a sloppy 23-19 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Falcons (9-1) turned it over a...
Falcons receiver Julio Jones has left Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals with an ankle injury.
Jones missed practice this week after he sprained his right ankle in last week's loss at New Orleans. He appeared to aggravate the injury late in the third quarter.
The Falcons say Jones' status is questionable for the remainder of the game.
Cornerback Asante Samuel...
ATLANTA (AP) -- On a miserable day, Matt Ryan came through when it counted for the Atlanta Falcons.
Ryan overcame a career-worst five interceptions, guiding Atlanta to its only offensive touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the Falcons rallied from their first loss of the season for a sloppy 23-19 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The Falcons (9-1) turned it over a...
The Falcons seemed ready to pack in the season this afternoon. Playing at home against an Arizona Cardinals team on a five game losing streak seemed like a guaranteed win. Matt Ryan threw a career high five interceptions (three off tips), with the Falcons turning the ball over a ridiculous six times.
Oh, and we have no run game.
Ray Edwards' loss is Kroy Biermann's gain for the Atlanta Falcons.
Biermann took over as a starting defensive end earlier this week after the Falcons cut Edwards.
Cliff Matthews and rookie Jonathan Massaquoi also are likely to earn more playing time when Atlanta (8-1) hosts Arizona (4-5) on Sunday.
Biermann originally lost the left end job when the NFL lockout ended last...