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The Atlanta Falcons got a lengthy look at third-string quarterback Dominique Davis.
Coach Mike Smith liked what he saw.
Davis completed 14 of 24 passes for 175 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions, in a 24-14 loss at Jacksonville in the preseason finale Thursday night.
''I thought he handled it well,'' Smith said.
The Falcons cut Chris Redman earlier in the week and signed Luke McCown to be Matt Ryan's backup. Redman spent five seasons with the Falcons, the last four as Ryan's little-used reserve. Redman struggled in the preseason, completing just 53 percent of his passes with one interception.
McCown stayed on the sideline against the Jaguars, giving Davis a chance to make a final impression. Davis held his own against Jacksonville's starters early and later found Kevin Cone for a 49-yard scored that tied the game at 14 in the third quarter.
''It was a learning experience for me,'' Davis said. ''I still have to impr...
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The Atlanta Falcons made a couple of surprises when they announced their final cuts on Friday, parting ways with cornerback Dominique Franks who outwardly seemed to have the punt returner job locked down as well as long snapper Joe Zelenka while undrafted free agent quarterback Dominique Davis earned a spot on the active roster.
The Falcons are now down to 53 men. They can sign...
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This is the port in the summer where people are talking about trading players, and I just wanted to quickly go over some Falcon players that probably have the most trade value. Obviously, a player like Roddy White would have huge trade value, but the Falcons won’t trade him. I’m looking more at guys that appear to be somewhat expendable and have an outside shot that it could...
Cornerback Dominique Franks and long snapper Joe Zelenka were among the Falcons' cuts down to Friday's 53-player limit. Zelenka has been a long-time snapper, while Franks was a fifth-round pick in 2010. The team also released fullback Mike Cox. Safety Shann Schillinger was placed on injured reserve, wide receiver Kerry Meier was waived/injured and could also land on injured...
The Atlanta Falcons have reduced their roster to 53 players, cutting cornerback Dominique Franks and linebacker Spencer Adkins.
The Falcons also released fullback Mike Cox and long snapper Joe Zelenka on Friday, electing to go with younger players at those spots.
Franks was a fifth-round pick in 2010 and made four starts last season. Adkins started the playoff loss against the...
With the final pre-season game out of the way the Falcons have made their cuts and have gotten down to their 53 man roster. There were a few semi surprises along the way as the Falcons parted ways with Spencer Adkins, Dominique Franks, James Rodgers, Kerry Meier and Mike Cox.
A possibility for the practice squad?
The name Dominique Franks definitely stands out on the cut...
The Atlanta Falcons have made a habit of reaching the playoffs.
That's not good enough anymore.
A few days after the Falcons were routed by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants in a wild-card game last season, owner Arthur Blank summoned general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith for what amounted to a humbling public apology.
The message was clear:...
Looking at which players potentially stepped up in last night’s loss to Jacksonville to make one final push for a roster/practice squad position. As well as those players that may have not.
Kevin Cone – Cone has had a few too many drops this preseason, but he made up for it with a nice catch and run for the team’s lone passing touchdown against Jacksonville. If...
The Falcons dropped their fourth and final preseason game to the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 24-14. The game got off to a great start for the Falcons, going up 7-0 on the second play of the game. But from that point on, the Jaguars battled back to pull out the victory.
Dominique Davis got the start for the Falcons under center and played every snap. He finished the game...
The much maligned 4th preseason game is usually a boring game that pits backups against other backups, but some of us see it as an opportunity for young players to show what they are made of. There were many of those moments as the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Atlanta Falcons 24-14. We will go over a few of these players after the picture.
1. WR Kevin Elliott