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Only three weeks after the NFL Draft the Atlanta Falcons have signed 5 of their 6 draft picks. Yesterday the Falcons were able to ink offensive tackle Lamar Holmes' to a 4 year contract.
(Hopefully Lamar Holmes can protect Matty Ice's blindside)
Holmes played at Southern Mississippi the past two seasons and prior to that played at Itawamba Community College. The 6'6 333 pound tackle was selected in the third round, 91st overall.
One of Holmes' biggest college accomplishments was being named a team captain after only one season at Southern Miss.
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From the time Mike Smith has taken over as head coach of the Falcons in 2008, one problem has remained consistent: the pass defense.
In the past, Smith has said that issues with that phase are related to the defense as a whole the defensive line and linebackers needing to provide a pass rush, etc.
However, two of the teams four most significant acquisitions over the last three...
The Atlanta Falcons have signed third-round draft pick Lamar Holmes, an offensive tackle from Southern Mississippi, to a four-year contract.
With Tuesday's deal with Holmes, the Falcons have signed five of their six draft picks. Only defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi remains unsigned.
The team signed its top pick, Wisconsin guard/center Peter Konz, and three other picks on Sunday...
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff knew that he'd have to restructure the scouting department after his first lieutenant Les Snead landed the general manager's job in St. Louis.
Last week, after two high ranking scouts left to join Snead, Dimitroff put the finishing touches on the reorganization by adding former Colts executive Chris Polian as a special area scout...
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Now that the Falcons have begun getting the rookies into camp, I thought it was time to reflect on the last month and pose some questions. Here are a few bullet points that concern the Falcons.
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On Tuesday, CBS Sports columnist Clark Judge penned a piece on the thirteen NFL players facing the "strongest headwinds" for 2012. I would have been shocked if Matt Ryan would have been left off the list. Ryan knows he's under pressure and Falcons fans know Ryan has to step up after the egg that the offense laid in New York.
Matt Ryan talking with Justiin Bieber
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, free agent fullback Ovie Mughelli will be visiting the Miami Dolphins on Thursday.
Mughelli was just released by the Falcons last week.
It made a lot of sense for the Falcons to move on from Mughelli since he’s coming off of ACL surgery and they just drafted former Wisconsin fullback Bradie Ewing.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed tackle Kyle Jolly to the 90 man roster according to several online reports. Jolly was released by the Atlanta Falcons earlier this month after spending time on their practice squad in 2011. Jolly was with the Steelers last year at training camp, but released prior to the start of the season and had spent time on their practice squad over the course...