Found April 24, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons made quite a splash in last year's NFL draft. This year, they'll likely spend a lot of time sitting around. The Falcons are one of three teams that does not have a pick in Thursday night's first round. Considering what they gave up to get receiver Julio Jones, there's little chance of the team moving up to make another high-profile selection. "Needless to say, I don't think we're going to be messing up any draft parties," general manager Thomas Dimitroff quipped. Instead, the Falcons were focused on filling their needs beginning in the second round, where the Falcons had the No. 55 overall choice. "I'm confident there will be a lot of good players at 55," Dimitroff said. A year ago, with the Falcons coming off a 13-win season and NFC South title, Dimitroff felt his team might be one impact player away from contending for the franchise's first Super Bowl championship. So he gambl...

Falcons Draft Roundtable: Draft Strategy

Welcome to the first installment of a three part roundtable discussion where the Grits Blitz bloggers discuss some important topics in relation to the Atlanta Falcons 2012 draft. Put yourself in this guys shoes for a minute QUESTION: Armchair GM: You are Thomas Dimitroff. What is your draft strategy? Eric (@GentlemanMashr): My Draft Strategy is to focus on the lines - primarily...

Falcons want new stadium too: Could cost nearly $1 billion

((, they are certainly aiming high.Sports fans in the Atlanta area have been following, albeit probably informally, the Atlanta Falcons quest for a new stadium (more money).A report today spells out what the cost will likely be.The Atlanta Business Journal says the team and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (run stadium), have agreed the team needs...

Grimes signs franchise tender

Cornerback Brent Grimes signed his one-year franchise tender with the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced. Grimes will earn $10.3 million in 2012 if he doesn't agree to a long-term contract before mid-July. Grimes, an undrafted free agent in 2006 who was on the team’s practice squad for all but the final two games of 2007, went to the Pro Bowl in 2010 and is considered one...

Asante Samuel may find a home in Atlanta.

ATLANTA- The Falcons are no longer satisfied with making due with what they have when it comes to their secondary. It is becoming more than a possibility that could acquire CB Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have been trying to move the disgruntled corner for almost a year now and now their asking priced has dropped dramatically. Please click the link below...

UPDATED: It's " official" per Andy Reid. Asante Samuel to Atlanta for 7th rounder.

FLOWERY BRANCH- Take a deep breath, you can relax now. The Asante Samuel sweepstakes is officially over. Please click the link below to read the rest of this story.

Atlanta Falcons great Alge Crumpler will announce team’s second round draft pick.

FLOWERY BRANCH — After leaving the Falcons Alge Crumpler bounced around as a journeyman TE playing for a variety of different teams such as the Titans and the Patriots. Through it all, it was always weird to see him in another team’s uniform and he never quite played up to the level that he did when he was a Falcon. Players are humans too and I always wondered out loud if Crumpler...

Samuel Reuinited With Former Pats Exec

Former Patriots DB Asante Samuel gets to play for the guy who scouted him in college.

Eagles nearing deal to unload CB Samuel

As we noted just the other day, Asante Samuel is about to be traded. But his destination shouldn't surprise anyone.

Falcons Draft Roundtable: Character Issues

Over the last couple of days we have posted two of our three part Atlanta Falcons draft roundtable discussion. We discussed the Falcons draft strategy and we also talked about the one player that each of us wanted the Falcons to draft more than anybody else. For the last topic of our roundtable we discuss character issues. This draft faller turned out a pretty good career QUESTION...

AP source: Falcons acquire Samuel from Eagles

ATLANTA (AP) -- A person familiar with the deal says the Falcons have acquired four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the deal has not been announced. The trade was made after Samuel agreed to restructure his contract to a three-year, 18.5 million deal with...

Falcons deal 6th rounder for Samuel

Albert Breer of reports that the Falcons have agreed to a three-year $18.5 million contract with Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel, and subsequently agreed to send a sixth round pick to the Eagles in exchange for him. Samuel had two years left on his contract with the Eagles in which he would have been paid $21.5 million, but in order to make the trade happen...
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