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If the Falcons are serious about contending for a playoff spot this season, they should try to trade for the recently benched Tyson Clabo, who is currently with Miami. Clabo has been awfully thus far at right tackle in Miami and was rightfully benched, but he was very solid in Atlanta for many years before they cut him for cap reasons this off-season. It’s possible his age is the reason for his struggles, in his age 32 season, but it’s also very possible that the zone blocking scheme in Miami had a lot to do with it. He could still be a significant upgrade over Jeremy Trueblood and Lamar Holmes and he’d come very cheap. They could probably get him for a late round pick and force the Dolphins to eat a significant chunk of his the prorated remaining portion of his 2.5 million dollar salary.
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ATLANTA, GA- The Atlanta Falcons (2-4) narrowly kept their season alive on Sunday by taking down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-6) 31-23 last Sunday.
As we have seen in every Falcon’s game so far, there have been very obvious good aspects, and some glaringly bad tendencies to take away from this game. Let’s stick with only the good reasons first then the bad will be evaluated.
Word from the horses mouth, "ready to give it a go" had many assuming that Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson was locked in to make his return on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. On Thrusday, Jackson clarified that quote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, saying he was talking about giving it a go in practice, not an actual game. Jackson's hamstring...
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson spoke to the media today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on Sept. 15, and talked about his plans to return to the lineup this weekend. Jackson is back to practicing and says he's feeling good.
Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson told reporters today that he plans on playing this week against the Cardinals.
Steven Jackson @sj39 plans on playing on Sunday vs. Arizona.
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) October 23, 2013
If Jackson does play, I’m sure the Falcons will limit his snaps.
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Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offense out of their three-game losing streak last week.
It's looking like Ryan will have more help in Sunday's game at Arizona.
Running back Steven Jackson, who has missed four straight games with a hamstring injury, practiced Wednesday and says he feels ready to ''give...
Falcons running back Steven Jackson met with the media today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on Sept. 15.
He returned to practice on Wednesday and plans to play against Arizona on Sunday.
Here’s what he had to say:
ON HOW HE FEELS: “Good. Going to get out there this afternoon and see how it feels and just go from there being mindful that the game is Sunday...
Due to injuries, Thomas Howard could have a role in the Falcons defense. (John Grieshop)
The Atlanta Falcons made a couple of moves on Tuesday, signing veteran linebacker Thomas Howard and releasing linebacker Jamar Chaney.
He was selected in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He spent the first five years of his career in Oakland before signing with...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- From his team's record it might not look like it but Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan might be having his best season as a pro.Six games in, the Falcons are 2-4 and enduring the worst start to a season during Ryan's and head coach Mike Smith's six-year tenure. But with so many key skill position players out and an offensive line that has looked...
It appears at long last that Falcons running back Steven Jackson may be on track to return to the field this Sunday when Atlanta travels to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals. As first reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jackson says he has every intention of playing in Arizona.
Steven Jackson @sj39 plans on playing on Sunday vs. Arizona.
— D. Orlando Ledbetter...
The Atlanta Falcons have activated linebacker Sean Weatherspoon from the injured list and signed offensive tackle Sean Locklear.
Weatherspoon, one of the team's defensive leaders, rejoined the 53-man roster Wednesday. He sustained a foot injury in Week 2 and missed the last seven games. The Falcons went 1-6 while he was out.
The 310-pound Locklear spent most of his 10-year...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux played alongside John Abraham for seven seasons with the Falcons during which time they grew close on and off the field.
They talked as recently as last Sunday, but not about the Falcons upcoming game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, Abrahams new team.Still, Babineaux knows his friend well enough to realize that Abraham...
Just 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Darius Johnson could pass for one of the equipment guys in the Atlanta Falcons locker room.
Even so, the Falcons receiver barely fits into one of the tiny lockers they dole out to practice squad players.
''I need one of those bigger lockers,'' Johnson said, looking enviously around the room. ''I'm so scrunched up in here...
The loser of this weekend’s game between Arizona and Atlanta will be hard pressed to make the playoffs. This is a must win for both teams, considering they have major challenges ahead in their respective schedules. With the schedule being so weak this weekend, this is actually one of the better matchups of the week.We’ll see the return of John Abraham against his old team. It...
The Miami Dolphins yesterday addressed a crucial need on their offensive line by trading for veteran Bryant McKinnie of the Ravens.
While the deal for McKinnie cost the Dolphins a late round pick, this deal, as it seems is a short-term solution.
First, the Dolphins have surrendered 27 sacks of their current franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill. On the right side, embattled...
Ryan Tannehill’s turnovers cost the Miami Dolphins what was supposed to be the easiest game on the 2013 schedule. He threw a pick six on the game’s opening possession, an interception in the end zone down 14-0 in the first quarter and then fumbled with the team up a point on a sack that gave the Buffalo Bills possession in field goal range with under three minutes to go.